Welcome to the 55th Humormeister's Forum edition

We have added more topics/pages to our www.humor-laughter.com website.

My recent article 'Laughter has a Multitude of Health and Wellness Benefits was included in the May edition of 'The New Face of Leadership' magazine.

I wish all my readers a healthy, happy and joyful summer. Life can be short, so enjoy it at the fullest!

Funny quotes There was a gracious lady who was mailing an old bible to her brother in another part of the country. The postal clerk asked, "Is there anything breakable in here?"

"Only the 10 Commandments," the lady answered.

Humor/Laughter quote

Wife: "You always carry my picture in your wallet?" Hubby: "When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your picture and the problem disappears." Wife: "You see how miraculous and powerful I am for you!" Hubby: "Yes! I see your picture and I ask myself what other problem can be greater than this one?"

The 1 Minute Laugh

Typical macho man married a typical good-looking lady, and after the wedding, he laid down the following rules:

"I'll be home when I want, If I want and at what time I want, and I don't expect any hassle from you.

I expect a great dinner to be on the table unless I tell you I won't be home for dinner.

I'll go hunting, fishing, drinking, ad playing cards when I want with my buddies, and don't give me a hard time about it. Those are my rules. Any comments?"

The new bride took off her panties and told her husband to put them on. He replied, "I can't get into them."

She replied, "let that be a lesson to you, because you won't unless you change your attitude."

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

Annie, 6 years old, gets home from school. She had her first family planning lesson at school.

Her mother, very interested, asks, "How did it go?"

"I died of shame," Annie replied.

Sarah, from down the street says that the stork brings the babies. Cindy, next door said you can buy babies at the hospital. Kevin, in my class says you can buy babies at the orphanage.

Her mother answers, laughingly, "But that's no reason to be ashamed."

Annie replies, "No, but I can't tell them that we were so poor that you and daddy had to make me yourselves."

Feature of the month

Health and Wellness Benefits of Laughter

Plato's quote that "Even the gods love jokes" must have some validity, for the merits of laughter are recorded in sacred scripture. For example, the Koran states that "He deserves paradise who makes his companions laugh."

By the fourteenth century, the healing power of humor was recognized by the medical community, but extensive research on 'Laughter Therapy' did not start until the New England Journal of Medicine published an article by Norman Cousins in 1976.

In 1964, Cousins was diagnosed with anklyosing sponylitis and was given a one in five hundred chance of recovery, and only a few months to live. He left the hospital and checked into a hotel where he took mega doses of vitamin C and watched humorous movies and shows, such as Candid Camera, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy etc.

He found that 10 minutes of hearty laughter resulted in a minimum of 2 hours pain-free sleep. He continued this routine until he was fully recovered.He proved that laughter is the 'best medicine' and he pointed the way to 'Mind-Body' medicine.

William Fry, MD, professor of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School, health and laughter expert reports that the average child in kindergarten laughs on the average 400 times a day. As adults, we are lucky to average 4 - 6 times a day.

Our five senses are not enough in our daily lives. We need to use our sixth sense - 'our sense of humor.' Humor isn't just telling jokes, it's the way we view the world. We can take our jobs, our responsibilities seriously, but ourselves lightly.

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