It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Chapter 11, Page 8, Book 17

Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth -- a sense of humor. 

November 8th

Today I’m thankful for humor

A well developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your step as you walk the tightrope of life.

William Arthur Ward

I think we all can agree that humor is a gift.   Humor exists all around us, sometimes waiting to be found. Unfortunately, in the seriousness of a heavy moment, or during a stressful event, humor may be missed right at the time it’s needed most. 

Whole hearted laughter and mind expanding humor are truly gifts that keep on giving .  Our problem won’t disappear, but humor allows us to laugh about our situations, or things that are not really funny. This gives much needed relief, and creates a feeling of being able to handle difficulties in a positive way.

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity. 

James Thurber 

There is nothing better than a good dose of laughter to brighten an awkward situation.  Laughter does many things. It reduces stress and boosts the immune system, which helps us fight diseases. Laughter is also a great exerciser. Laughing 100 times provides as much as 15 minutes on an exercise bike, and laughter is great for your mental health. It’s good for reducing stored up negative emotions such as anger, fear and sadness

We all have our trials to deal with, but traveling that difficult road with laughter energizes us, changes our negative emotions and is a wonderful medicine to the soul.

Humor is a whisper from the soul, imploring mind and body to relax, let go and be at peace again. 

Author Unknown


jack69 said...

Enjoyed the read, they were all set up perfectly with the opening note: Our senses are not complete without 'The sense of humor'. That set the stage perfectly. THANKS and so on target!

betty said...

It is always good to laugh and to have a great sense of humor! Good that it also provides our body with some benefits too.


Chatty Crone said...

I had an oops moment - I need a sense of humor myself today.

Rick Watson said...

I try to see the humor in many situations.


Humor makes everything easier to cope with. "Humor is a whisper from the soul, imploring mind and body to relax, let go and be at peace again. "