Welcome to the 31st Humormeister's Forum edition

Laughter motivational quote of the month

'Laughter is good medicine and more accessible than what is dispensed at the pharmacy' - Gerry Hopman

Humor/Happiness facts/quotes

The Dutch are the happiest people in the world at a 85% satisfaction with life rating.

Canadians are 2nd at 83%

Americans are 6th at 73%

The 1 Minute Laugh

My wife and I were watching 'Who wants to be a millionaire,'while we were in bed.

I turned to her and said, "Do you want to have sex?" "No," she answered.

I then said, "Is that your final answer?" She didn't even look at me this time, simply said, "Yes."

So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend."

And that's when the fight started! Humor from our richest 'Humor Resource'......our kids

Kids' explanation of angels to their teacher.

Cathy - 9 It's not easy to become an angel! First you die. Then you go to heaven and then there's still the flight training to go through. And then you have to sign an agreement to wear those angel clothes.

Gregory - 5 Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forgot why, but scientists are working on it.

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feature of the month

Bouncing back from personal tragedy

On my website page 'About Gerry' I wrote how I got into humor and laughter after losing my daughter to cancer.Recently, I was put to the test again when I lost my wife to cancer.

To be faced with such tragedy twice within you immediate family is hard to cope with. My wife was the most beautiful lady inside and out. Beautiful in appearance, loving, generous, helpful, creative, a friend to all who knew her and not an enemy in the world.

Even during her stay in palliative care, she would make humorous quips that she told me I should use in some of my future writings. For example, I had bought her three nighties, because she didn't like the hospital gowns. I told her that they were on sale. She told me, "It doesn't matter they will last me a lifetime."

In fact, she used more humor and voiced more humorous remarks than me, the 'supposed Humorist' could bring to the situation. No doubt my humor over the years had made an impact on her right up to the time of her passing away.

So how did I deal with this second family tragedy? Not very well in the first six weeks. I displayed all the symptoms of the bereaved husband.

Until one day I realized that all the sadness, reminiscing, and thinking of what could have been would not bring her back. I had to get my life back, which is what she would have wanted me to do.

Well before she really got sick, she told me that I should not stay alone, that I should get myself another life partner. At the time I though that was a strange thing to say for someone who loves you. However, now I realize that she said it because she loved me.

And no, I haven't found another life partner, but I have opened my mind to it. She would have wanted me to be happy, and go back to speaking and writing about the numerous health and wellness benefits of humor and laughter.

And that is exactly what I am doing. Humor and laughter won out in the end.

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

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