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The Humormeister's Forum, Issue #000130
August 01, 2018
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Welcome to the 130th Humormeister's Forum edition
We have become short-fused, quickly irritated and p.....d off instantly. when for example: - Someone cuts us off in traffic - flips us the bird when making a mistake in driving - when we experience a slow customer ahead of us at the check-out counter - a difficult person on the phone, or in-person - family members wanting attention when we are busy
We Have to practice "making-light' of things, see some humor in the situation.
Think and laugh inwardly o how ridiculous this person is behaving.
Fun Quote The only time the world beats a path to the door is when you"re in bathroom
Happiness Quote Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of effort is the same.
The 1 minute laugh
During orientation at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, our Sergeant told us that if anyone lost his locker key, to see him, as he kept a master key in his office.
Sure enough, a few weeks later, I lost my key. I walked into the Sergeant's office and asked if I could borrow the master key.
"Why, certainly, young man," he said, as he reached under his desk and handed me a large pair of bolt cutters.
Kids are funny
Our 4 year-old grandson went to a restaurant with his mom. While sitting in a booth, waiting for their order, he heard someone in the next booth behind him say "Shit!"
He said to his mom, "Shit is a bad word mom, isn't it?" "I shouldn't say 'shit," should I mom?
His mother got quite annoyed and said, "You say that word one more time and you're sucking soap!"
He quit saying the word, but as they left the restaurant, he went over to the booth behind them and pointing his finger, he told the man, You'll be sucking soap!"
Can you remember when you laughed so hard - your face hurt, or that the layers of you body jiggled like jelly?
Can you remember how good it felt? It probably left you feeling re-energized and revitalized.
There is an interesting factor that I found common in feedback from participants in my 'Humor presentations,' uncontrollable laughter always happens from interactions with others.
As a matter of fact, a study showed that people laughed 6 times more in the presence of one other person and 30 time more in a group of people.
You can chuckle from jokes you get from the Internet, but it's not the same as the laughter you get from interacting with others.
No matter what your race, your gender, or your financial situation - Life is good when laughter is frequent!
If you can't laugh - smile! If you can't smile - fake it until you make it!
If you loose your zest for laughter - you loose your zest for life!
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"If you lose your zest for laughter - you lose your zest for life!"
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