Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thoughts - September 27, 2016

"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place."
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
This is so true that I'm not even sure what to say about it.... There are times when humor simply shows up. It can be as simple as the antics of a baby animal, a witty friend. Sometimes we have to go searching for it - the writings of authors such as Carl Hiaasen or David Sedaris or Mark Twain; the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld or Steve Martin; satire like the old tv shows "Soap" or "All in the Family" - even 'funniest home videos' or the like. There is a newsletter someone used to send to me - "The Laughing Jesus" (and there is the Laughing Buddha statues, of course) - and my departed friend Ty used to tell me all the time - "We act - God laughs!" - an old Yiddish saying. Gosh, Ty could make me laugh. Surround yourself with friends who make you chuckle - a great and saving thing! - Beth Almond Ford

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