Humor, Laughter and Your

Humor is a connecting force. It increases happiness and intimacy. Humor and laughter are contagious. They build the immune system, strengthen vibration, boost energy, eliminate pain, and protect from the evils of stress. They produce a healthy lifestyle. And they’re PRICELESS.

Humor and laughter are excellent medicine.

Unfortunately life has stifled the fun. We’ve become too serious. We’re busy making a living, keeping up with the Joneses, consumed with thoughts that more is better, or obsessed with the lie that we are what we have. Why are the only ones still enjoying the fun and games children?

Statistics indicate that children laugh an average of 400 times a day. 64% of adults smile less than 20 times a day at home 72 % smile less than 20 times a day at work.

The International Congress of humor found that laughter is down 66 - 82% worldwide of what it was in the 1950's. In the 1950's people laughed on the average 18 minutes a day. Today, maybe we average between 4-6 minutes a day.

Some of the benefits of laughter include:

Laughter relaxes the body.

Laughter boosts the immune system.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins.

A Few Steps you can take to experience joy:

Count your blessings
Spend time with people who make you happy
Laugh at yourself
Laugh when you want to cry
Keep things in perspective
Find your hidden child

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. ~ William Gibson


Students in a Marshall Texas high school Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was worth 70 points:

'Name seven advantages of mother's milk.'

A future Texas Aggie in the classroom wrote:

1) It is perfect formula for the child.

2) It provides immunity against several diseases.

3) It is always the right temperature.

4) It is inexpensive.

5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.

6) It is always available as needed.

And then, he was stuck. Finally in desperation, just before the bell rang, he wrote...

7) It comes in 2 cute containers.

The boy got an A


1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water and is fat.
3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4. A tortoise doesn't run, does nothing ..yet lives for 450 years.


Life Explained:

On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"And God said that it was good.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, dotricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God, again said that it was good.

On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and givemilk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed it was good.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and theten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support ourfamily. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

And that my friends is why we should be more specific in our requests. Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service. If you are looking for me I will be on the front porch.