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The Humormeister's Forum, Issue #000112
January 29, 2017

Welcome to the 112th Humormeister's Forum edition

Spring is still 2 months away. Snowbirds are basking in the sun, while those of us braving the Winter hold the fort in our cozy warm homes.

Although there are days that we envy these Snowbirds, there are many happy things to enjoy at home, such as Winter sports, reading a book in front of a crackling fireplace, drinking hot chocolate, or a hot toddy.

Joy, happiness can be experienced in any season, and is entirely up to us individuals to create the fitting incidence and atmosphere.

Funny quotes

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts - Will Rogers

Happiness quote

Your thoughts and worries hide your happiness, as clouds hide the sun. As the wind blows away clouds, so you can blow away your negative thoughts and worries - Author unknown

The 1 Minute laugh

I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area and went to the lost baggage desk and reported the loss.

The woman there smiled and told me not to worry, because she was a trained professional and assured me I was in good hands.

"Now," she asked me, "Has your plane arrived yet?"

Kids are funny!

A friend of mine loves the outdoors and has a passion for hunting and fishing, and as a consequence his family eats a lot of wild game.

So much, in fact, that one evening as the mother set down a platter of venison steaks on the dinner table, the 10 year-old daughter looked up and said, "Boy, it sure would be nice if pizzas lived in the woods."

Laughter and marriage

Married couples get most of their humor from TV sitcoms these days. In other words, they no longer generate their own humor, but rely on TV to do it for them.

If you go to a restaurant, you can always pick out the married couples, they are the ones not talking or laughing with one another, or spending their time on their smart phones.

Laughter, talking with each other is what couples need the most, even more so when relationships have become somewhat stale.

Laughter establishes a positive emotional climate between a couple who enjoy each other's company. In addition to the pleasure and social aspects, laughter can subdue anger, stress and anxiety, and therefor facilitate intimacy.

Dr. Robert Provine, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Maryland reports some interesting findings:

  • Laughter plays a big role in mating. Men like women who laugh heartily in their presence
  • Females laugh 126% more than their male counterparts. Men are more laugh-getters
  • The laughter in relationships declines dramatically as people age
  • Like yawning, laughter is contagious
  • Laughter of others is irresistible
  • If you loose your zest for laughter - you loose your zest for life!

    Life is good when laughter is frequent!

    • 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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