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The Humormeister's Forum, Issue #00060
November 30, 2012

Welcome to the 60th Humormeister's Forum edition

I have added a few new webpages to my website www.humor-laughter.com - 'Smile Power,' and 'Funny Mothers Quotes.' Be sure to look them up!

I have noticed that people smile less these days. They are either absorbed with their thoughts,listening on their ipods, texting, or not happy enough to make them smile.

People appear to oblivious to their surroundings and people. They wouldn't be aware of a smile even if it physically hit them in their face.

We are losing the personal touch and are becoming totally self-absorbed, shutting out a world that has so much more to offer than blips and bleeps.

Funny quotes

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happens" - Dr.Seuss

Humor/Laughter quote

A father was approached by his young son who told him proudly, "I know what the bible means!"

His father smiled and said, "What does the bible mean?"

"That's easy dad, the young boy replied, "It stands for 'Basic Information Before Leaving Earth."

The 1 Minute Laugh

The IRS offices believed a small farmer was not paying proper wages to his help, and sent an agent out to investigate.

"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," said the IRS man.

"Well, there's my farm hand Walt, who's been with me for three years, replied the farmer. I pay him $ 200 a week plus free room and board."

"Then there's the mentally challenged guy," he continued, "he works about 18 hours every day, and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and he gets a bottle of whiskey most Saturday nights so he can cope with life - he sleeps with the wife occasionally.'

The IRS man jumped right in - "That's the guy I want to talk to!....the mentally challenged one."

"That would be me," said the farmer.

Humor from our richest 'Humor Resource'......our kids'

Little David was sitting in class. He opened his mouth and out came a string of profanities that caught the teacher off guard.

"David, you can't use that kind of language," the teacher told him. " Where did you learn this?" "From my dad," David said.

"I don't want to hear that language in here again," said the teacher. "At least you don't know what it means."

"Do so!" David replied. "It means the car won't start!"

Feature of the month

Finding happiness in relationship

The greatest joys in relationship are the times when you as a couple enjoy spending laughter together.

How to increase humor and laughter in your relationship

  • Treasure the humorous moments in each day
  • Share something funny that happened that day
  • Share watching comedy TV and movies together
  • Share jokes and funny experiences with each other
  • Host and participate in fun social get-togethers
  • Reflect on fun times you enjoyed together in the past

Humor and laughter are the most effective tools in establishing and maintaining relationships.

Here are some tips to enhance humor and laughter in your relationship:

  • Seek out fun-loving friends
  • Cultivate a humor-laughter atmosphere
  • Learn to laugh at yourself
  • Look for humor and laughter in people, in what you see, in what you read
  • Use humor to deflect conflict

You can now follow me on

  • Facebook - http://www.com/gerry.hopman
  • Twitter - http://twitter/humorlaughter
  • Wanted! Your funny stories, funny experiences! Use the 'Contact page' on the website for your feedback.

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

    All or part of this newsletter may be reprinted with permission, provided that credit is given to the author and his website http://www.humor-laughter.com

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