Monday, December 20, 2010

Humor, What a Gift

I come from a family that uses humor like children need playtime.

For us humor is a way of life, it gets us through the yuck and helps with forgiveness.

Sure there are times when sarcasm overrules but we are not perfect. There are other times it’s hard to find the humor in anything and then thankfully sarcasm comes to the rescue. Alright, enough about sarcasm and back to humor.

We can all talk about being better humans in the coming year but in order for me to be a better human, I need humor. For me, humor makes everything palatable.

How about you, is humor part of your ‘in good times and bad’?  Or do you think people who laugh too much are fools?

10 comments:

  1. Humor is super-essential in dealing with life. I think I lot of my sarcasm is my humor. Just making light or poking fun at the not so fun.

    Ps - to answer your question - the egyptian got a job in NYC. I am trying to figure out how to close up shop in Bham for the next 7 months.

    (I am not officially posting, b/c of work and family do not know yet.) :-)

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  2. with our family, humor is a MUST! WIthout it, we'd all go insane. I use laughter because I think its THE best medicine! I've used humor to cope with many changes in my life as I grew up and when I first met my husband, he said he LOVED my laugh and still does :)

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  3. Humor for sure is needed in our home :)

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  4. My favorite poem begins with..."To laugh often and much"

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  5. Yes, I need humor in my life like a plant needs sunshine. Luckily I get a chuckle everyday...if not from my two year-old's antics, then from my husband who's a walking stand-up-comedian. Have a happy holiday!

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  6. I'm usually smiling & laughing...but this snow & cold isn't helping me! Thanks for the reminder to find the joy & laughter today! Merry Christmas!

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  7. I LOOOOOVE to laugh. Laughing is big in our home. My children are hilarious and my husband sees us as being silly, but it's great when he joins in. My husband's son has the must incredible laugh. Makes me want to constantly make him laugh!!!

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  8. YES! Laughter is the BEST medicine!

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  9. No such thing as too much laughter!! I love laughing and making people laugh. If I didn't have humor, I would die.

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  10. One of the best buds I ever had, who I sadly lost contact with when Renee moved to TX and I had a baby, taught me a lot about humor. In my family, we did not do sarcasm. Sometimes to this day when I make a quip at my mother she gets offended. We just didn't do it...but both my husband and my friend Renee changed that for me. Renee was one who absolutely thrived on sarcasm and ridicule and jokes. In fact, nothing made her happier than having her coworkers (me included) make fun of her. and finally, for once in my life, I liked it when she joked and made fun of me. This reminds me I really need to track her down. She brought a lot of smiles to my life!

    Happy holidays to you and your beautiful family!!

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