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The Humormeister's Forum, Issue #00098
January 31, 2016

Welcome to the 98th Humormeister's Forum edition

Many people enter a stressful period after the holidays. My antidote to stress is humor and laughter.

Instead of 'worry wrinkles' - develop 'laugh lines!'

One of the most effective ways to fight stress is laughter! Humor, jokes, a good laugh makes you forget your stresses. You can't be happy and be stressed at the same time.

It has been scientifically proven that laughter helps to alleviate physical and emotional pain. Doctors tell us to keep our spirits high, to laugh more and we will be healthier and heal faster.

Funny quotes

Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle - 'Keep away from children!'- Phyllis Diller

Humor/laughter quotes

We are on earth to do good unto others. What are the others here for? I have no idea! - W.H.Auden

The 1 Minute laugh

Three friends attending the funeral of a deceased friend were asked, "When you're in the casket and family and friends are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?"

Kevin said, "I would like them to say, I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a good man."

Greg said, I would like them to say, "I was a wonderful husband, a fine teacher and made a huge difference in people's lives."

Ken said, "I like them to say - Look he's moving!"

Kids are funny!

Out bicycling one day, with my eight-year-old granddaughter Carolyn, I got a little carried away with my thoughts and said, "In ten years, you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking. biking and swimming with me like you do now."

Carlyn shrugged and relied, "In ten years, You'll be too old to do all those things anyway!"

Article of the month

The realities of stress

40% of worries involve things that never happen

30% of worries involve things that already happened

12% are needless worries about our own and others health

10% are petty worries, like who squeezed the toothpaste in the middle, or who took the paper clips

8% are real worries

50% of the 'real worries' we cannot change

50% of the 'real worries' we can act on - which represents 4%

IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT THE 'WORRIES OF TODAY' BECOME THE 'LAUGHS' OF TOMORROW!

  • We need to socialize more!
  • We need to generate more humor and laughter in our lives!
  • We have to enjoy life instead of enduring it!

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

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