Welcome to the 20th Humormeister's Forum edition

Laughter motivational quote of the month 'A sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the unbearable.' - Author unknown

Happiness facts/quotes In 2008, the world happiest countries were:

  1. Nigeria
  2. Mexico
  3. Venezuela
  4. El Salvador
  5. Puerto Rico
You will note that none of these countries are known for the wealth of the individual, so it would appear that money/financial well-being is no guarantee for happiness.

The 1 Minute Laugh A man and a woman were asleep like two innocent babies. Suddenly, at 3 o'clock in the morning, a loud noise came from the outside.

The woman, bewildered, jumped up from the bed and yelled at the man 'Holy Crap - that must be my husband!'So the man , scared and naked, jumped out of the bed and out of the window.

He smashed himself on the ground, ran through a thorn bush and to his car as fast as he could go. A few minutes later he returned and went up to the bedroom and screamed at the woman, 'I am your husband!'

The woman yelled back, 'Yeah, then why were you running?'

And that's when the fight started.......

Humor from our richest 'Humor Resource'......our kids While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room.

As she went to the reception desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. Just as I was thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother's lap and walked over to the wheelchair.

Placing his hand on the man's hand, he said, 'I know how you must feel. My mom makes me ride in the stroller too!'

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feature of the month

How to put more happiness into your life

Happiness is a choice. If we opt for happiness, life will present more opportunities to experience happiness.

We have to start by giving ourselves permission to be happy. Many people go through life voicing the opinion, that how can they possibly be happy when there is nothing to be happy about.

People who don't give themselves permission to be happy feel that the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Wherever they turn, radio, TV, newspapers, or magazines, they immediately look for the bad news.

There is still a lot of happiness around us, if we care to seek it out. Unfortunately, the bad news gets all the air and ink.

You can enjoy good times more frequently, if you surround yourself with happy people. A recently published study found that happiness is contagious, and that people pass on their good cheer even to total strangers.

The study investigators estimate that each happy friend boosts your own chances of being happy by 9% while grumpy friends decreased it by 7%.

Being happy may also protect your immune system, resulting in you producing fewer stress hormones, in addition to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Simply put, being happy is good for your health!

Here are a few tips to help you along.....

  • Practice laughing at least 5 minutes a day. Fake it until you make it!
  • Look for humor around you, in signs, people behavior, TV, newspaper, things people say etc.
  • Wear a smile, it's one step closer to laughing
  • Look for entertainment that makes you laugh
  • Be creative with fun/humor
  • Don't be afraid to do something silly
  • Sing. whistle! If you can't do either, hum along with you i-pod music, radio....
  • Seek out young kids at play and let happiness flow back to you

If you lose your zest for laughter - you lose your zest for life!

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