“Humor: The ability to laugh at any mistake you survive.” Jerry Tucker
“This is not an easy time for humorists because the government is far funnier than we are.” Art Buchwald
“We don’t stop laughing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop laughing.” Unknown
My bubbly, independent, creative granddaughter, Sienna, at two and a half years old and learning to talk sometimes parroted what others said. One problem — sometimes she didn’t understand the meaning of what she was saying. She also didn’t understand the concept of what she attempted to say. So we learned some very interesting facts from her. One day while at daycare, she was playing on a climbing toy. Her father, after work, had come to pick her up to take her home. Sienna was excited to see her dad and was in a hurry to reach him for her hug. Yet even though Sienna was quite close to the ground, she managed to slip and fall backwards, literally doing a small flip ending up on her back. When her father extended his arms to pick her up off the ground, Sienna reached up for her dad and exclaimed, “Daddy, I brok’d my eyebrows!” I still laugh.
Humor often is looking at the mistakes in our life to appreciate our uniqueness. I have a route I walk for my physical therapy. I start out at the Poulsbo marina walking along the waterfront and boardwalk that hugs the town’s cliffs. I then travel up a short flight of stairs to head down through town back to the marina, where I start over again. I generally walk this route five times per day. One day as I was headed down to the marina for the fifth time, a group of people ventured up from the docks. As they saw me, one man came over to me stating, “Mame if you are lost, your boat is down at the end of the dock.” Laughing, I pumped my arm saying, “YES! My boat FINALLY came in!” We all laughed as I continued on my walk.
Humor is needed in our lives as it helps us keep a healthy perspective about life. When the dark clouds arrive, a good laugh often will brighten the day. Keep your sense of humor. You will be amazed how you benefit from it.