“We must laugh before we are happy, for fear we die before we laugh at all.” Jean de La Fontaine
Laughter is definitely the best medicine for us and it is healthy to find things to laugh about daily. It is also important that we remember some of the benefits of laughter and then seek and add humor to our lives. When I created this blog, I named it Mirth and Motivation because I wanted to find ways to share humor while facing life’s many challenges, and seek meaningful ways to handle life’s daily stresses… Humor is healthy; everyone deserves a daily dose of laughter.
Five girlfriends went to a Ladies Night Club. One girl, eager to impress the rest, pulled out a $10 bill and when the male stripper/dancer came dancing, she licked the $10 bill and stuck it to his right butt cheek! Another girlfriend pulled out a $20 bill, waved the stripper back over, licked the $20 bill, and stuck it on his other butt cheek. Not to be outdone, the third girlfriend pulled out a $50 bill, winked at the stripper, licked the bill, and slowly and teasingly stuck it on his left butt cheek. The stripper, now feeling bold and encouraged by the applause of other patrons, gyrated over to the fourth girlfriend! Everyone was watching and cheering, all eyes were on her, with the male stripper egging her on to top the $50. She reached for her wallet… What to do? Then the marketing genius in her took over! She took out her ATM card, swiped it down the crack of his arse, grabbed the 80 bucks, and went home…
I get quite a bit of humorous email from friends and family and, from time to time, I’ll share some with you. Did you know that a good laugh is:
♥Like an internal massage for our organs and our mind; it helps us connect our outward display of joy with an inner feeling of happiness; plus we get to exercise our facial muscles, shoulders, diaphragm, and even our abs; with the added cardiovascular and respiratory benefits.
“To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.” William Arthur Ward
The Family Fortune
Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business.
When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed to find a wife with whom to share his fortune.
One evening, at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.
Her natural beauty took his breath away. “I may look like just an ordinary guy,” he said to her, “But in just a few years my father will die and I will inherit $200 million.” Impressed, the woman asked for his business card and three days later, she became his stepmother.
♥Laughter helps us relieve stress (reduces cortisol) through the release of endorphins; strengthens our immune system against infection and helps us build up disease antibodies; it increases our blood flow by stimulating activity and helps our body handle challenges.
To keep you laughing, I have added some humorous pieces above and below. Enjoy!
“Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.” William Saroyan
Would You Run from Church if this Happened to You?
One Sunday morning during service; a 2,000 member congregation was surprised to see 2 men enter… both covered from head to toe in black and carrying sub machine guns.
One of them announced, “Anyone willing to take a bullet for Christ, stay where you are!” Immediately, the choir fled, the deacons fled, and most of the congregation fled too. Of the 2,000 church members, only 20 remained…
The man who had spoken, took off his hood, he then looked at the preacher and said, “Okay Pastor, I got rid of all the hypocrites, now you may begin your service. Have a nice day!”
♥Laughter helps us enhance our social interactions; it builds team spirit, good relationships, serves as an ice breaker; and helps us reduce stress. It is the best free medicine with no side effects.
It is detrimental to our health to walk around with long, sad faces. A bit of humor can brighten any gray day and we owe it to ourselves to seek it.
“If I were give the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each person to laugh at himself.” Charles M. Schultz
In the News – No Kidding
This morning, 50 people descended on Wall Street in NY, stripped naked for 5 minutes and then got dressed and left. It was the artistic vision of Zefrey Throwell; to protest the lack of transparency on Wall Street. An observer, Angel, said, “It didn’t look like art. People do that all the time on the subway.”
Woman Fined For Truck Nutz
A South Carolina woman; who faces a $445 fine, will go to trial to let a jury decide whether the fake over-sized testicles hanging off the back of her truck are obscene… Yep, Don’t ask.
Everyday, life presents us with opportunities to laugh… and perhaps cry. One way to cope is to be able to laugh at ourselves. Don’t give up that chance at a little or a lot of laughter.. Our lives depend on it. What about you? What are your thoughts? What makes you laugh? Do you have a joke to share? Do share! Thank you.
Positive Motivation Tip: Shake off the cobwebs and add some humor to your life…
- Humor: Why Top Ten Lists Rock and Ten To Keep You Laughing… (eof737.wordpress.com)
- Humor is a funny thing! (cnmadhavi.wordpress.com)
- Humor as Prayer (coachmejo.wordpress.com)
- The Crying Housewife (thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com)
- Laughter (loribasiewicz.wordpress.com)