Let’s Talk About HUMOR

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At this point in my life, I really believe a good sense of humor is one of the most important qualities to have.  Looking back on my marriage, our humor got us out of all kinds of stress and pain.  Humor has always been a healing balm in our family and helped us get through many hard times.

Humor was there to soften the blow when we lost our house and our business.  Humor was there with lost jobs, injuries, and deaths.  Humor was there with us to raise the kids and make them more cooperative.   Humor stood by our sides like a life long friend always there to help us swallow that bitter pill.  Humor was present when we were afraid.

When we can laugh at ourselves and feel free to be silly, we free our bodies and minds from stress.  It reminds us that laughing can lighten the load and just because things might not be the way we want them, doesn’t mean it is all bad.

Just the other night, I had to take my daughter to the emergency.  I knew she was scared and her stress was making things worse.  So, I made sure to make her laugh.  It really did help her to stay calm so she could hear what the Dr. had to say.  When the Dr. was explaining the sphincter was weak and not functioning properly, at the expense of letting the Dr. think I was a complete idiot, I said in a very serious voice, “Oh boy, you better do some kegels on that thing!”.    My daughter started laughing and you could feel the stress begin to evaporate.

I think that soulfully infused should be a thought provoking blog.  But, I also think that it should have crazy humor that makes you laugh out loud and cover your mouth with surprise!  I don’t want to offend anyone, but I believe that raunchy humor is part of a healthy, soulful life!

I have a story all ready to post about my brother when we were kids…  I just wanted to preface that entry with this post about a good sense of humor…  I hope you like it…  🙂

“In order not to offend, we render ourselves and our lives humorless.  How dull.  I think it might be helpful to remember that our humor adds color to a world gone grey with inattention.” ~ Anne Wilson Schaef

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2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About HUMOR

  1. Shelley

    Humor is a work in progress for me… Never wanting to use sarcasm as humor which was the case in my life! Keeping it light but not in a hurtful way to others has been my focus 🙂 Like I said a work in progress! Thanks for your post’s <3

    1. enrggrl@comcast.net Post author

      Hi Shelley,

      I agree, humor should be to lighten one’s stress, not to hurt. I know it came from the Latin language meaning to “tear flesh”.
      sar·casm (särkzm)
      1. A cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound.

      2. A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language and is intended to make its victim the butt of contempt or ridicule.

      3. The use of sarcasm. See Synonyms at wit1.


      [Late Latin sarcasmus, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein, to bite the lips in rage, from sarx, sark-, flesh.]


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