Saturday, November 10, 2007

Laugh A Little

Did you know that laughing is good for you. Yes, there's nothing like a good laugh. Now just look at this cartoon. The guy says, "Come on! The suspense is killin' me. Which one's ours?"

Did the above cartoon make you laugh just a little bit? One of these best things we can do is laugh at ourselves. That would be better than bottling a lot of stress up inside ourselves. I laugh at myself a lot, because I do some stupid things sometimes. For example, once I went to Wal-Mart and something funny happened. I pushed the cart/buggy out to the car. Then while I was unlocking the trunk of the car, the buggy started rolling away. I turned to get the buggy, and there it was rolling down the parking lot. I had to run to catch it... and then I heard laughter, it was Beverly who was behind me. She said she didn't know I could move so fast! We both had a good laugh!

Another time I was out early one morning putting up Garage Sale signs to direct people to our house for a big sale. It was early morning and pitch black. At one place I was using duct tape to put a sign up. I put the tape on the ground while using the strip I had torn off. Then reached down to get my roll of duct tape. It was gone! I looked around... then saw it 50 feet away rolling merrily along the middle of the road away from me. I ran. I looked. I ran some more. And I looked some more. It was dark. And I never found that roll of duct tape. When I got home I told the story... and we all had a good laugh. I always wondered what happened to that roll of tape.

Here's some links that explain about the benefits of humor and laughter to your health.
  1. Humor, Laughter & Health
  2. Laughing Your Way to Health
  3. Laughing Out Loud to Good Health
And for a good laugh or two, don't forget Jim's Humor Page.

I hope you have
a wonderful weekend!

Quote of the Day
The greatest good you can do for another
is not just to share your riches,
but to reveal to him his own.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

Joke of the Day
Back when Bill Clinton was president, three young college students were on vacation in Washington, DC. One day they are walking together past the White House when they hear the voice of a man crying out, "Help, Help." Quickly, they respond to the call by leaping over the White House fence, and by following the cries, they eventually come upon Bill Clinton, drowning in the White House swimming pool. In an heroic rush, they pull him from the pool, then give him artificial respiration, clearly saving his life. After a few minutes, Clinton says to them, "Well, boys, today you saved my life! And I am willing to give each of you any wish you desire, as long as it is within my power as President!"

The first fellow thinks for a few seconds then says, "I have always wanted to go to West Point. Can you get me an appointment?" "You bet!" said the President, "I'll sign the papers this afternoon!"

Then the second fellow said, "I've always wanted to go to Annapolis. Can you get me in?" "You bet I can," said the President. "I'll sign the papers for it this afternoon, too."

After a few moments more, the third fellow said, "I'd like to know, can you get me buried in Arlington National Cemetery?" Clinton, a bit startled, thought for a second or two, then said, "Sure, but tell me, aren't you awfully young to be thinking about such things?" "Nope," replied the remaining fellow. "Because when I get home and tell my old man what I did today, he's going to kill me!"

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Boyd Anthony said...

Very good Jim, educational and humorous. You would have made a great teacher. LOL Boyd

Anonymous said...

Good Morning. Do you realixe that your hit meter has gone past 5000. Good for you.