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The Humormeister's Forum, Issue #00065
March 31, 2013

Welcome to the 65th Humormeister's Forum edition

The Catholic Church has a new leader, Pope Francis, who despite the burden of leading over a billion Catholics finds time finds to mingle with people in the crowds, smile and enjoy the social contact with people. What a breath of fresh air in today's rushed and busy world.

Funny quotes "Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason." - Author unknown

Humor/laughter quotes On turning 70 - "I still chase women, but only downhill."

On turning 80 - "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing."

On turning 90 - 'You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake."

On turning 100 - "I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap." quotes are from Bob Hope ( for those too young to remember Bob Hope, ask your parents ,or grandparents )

The 1 Minute laugh

My wife and I were watching 'Who wants to be a millionaire' while we were in bed.

I turned to her and said, "Do you want to make love?"

"No," she answered.

I then said, "Then I would like to call a friend."

And that's how the fight started........ Humor from our richest humor resource......our kids

It was that time during the Sunday morning service for the children's sermon.

All the children were invited to come forward. One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she sat down, the minister leaned over and said, "That's a very pretty dress. Is it your Easter dress?"

The little girl replied directly into the minister's microphone, and said, "Yes, and my mum says it's a bitch to iron."

Feature article of the month

How to be happier in life

Live in the 'now.'Live in, and enjoy the 'moment.' People tend to postpone the things that would provide them with happiness in the present.

Don't postpone! Enjoy what you can. Some things that you can enjoy now may not be repeated and will pass you by if you don't grasp them.

In addition to the happiness feelings you will experience, there are other side effects to being happy in the 'now.'People have better relationships, they get sick less often, they lead more optimistic lives and they bounce back more readily from bad experiences.

The happiest people have well defined goals . Goals that are based on desires and interests. The pursuit, realization and fulfillment of these goals bring joy, and nurture the feelings of independence, self-confidence and accomplishment.

Happy people are apt to exercise, as they realize the release of endorphins and serotonin helps them feel happier and less stressed.

Happy people are more curious says Todd Kashdan, Phd., Associate Professor of psychology at George Mason University in Fairfax, ,Virginia, author of "Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredients to a fulfilling life."

Kashdan says, "When we are open to new experiences and relish the unknown, positive events linger and we extract more pleasure and meaning from them." he says. Curious people also report more satisfying relationships, and they develop new conditions more early.

Look for something new. When talking with someone, try and find some novel hings about him or her.

Spread kindness, do a good deed, show a kind smile, spread your kindness and experience and see your happiness grow. Give someone a hug and receive a hug in return, it is a kindness gesture that gives a 100% return.

Count your blessings. There are many people who are more than likely less fortunate and blessed than you.

Reconnect to a higher power. It has been proven that people who do so have an easier time coping with life's difficulties.

Boost your happiness with positive self-talk. Substitute you 'I should...., I could...., I must....etc., with I choose...., I will...., I can....

Happiness has to start with you. Nobody can do it for you. You may get some guidance from research and studies, but ultimately you have to put things into practice. Having said this, the tools and techniques are not all that difficult and anyone can put them into practice immediately.

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