Wednesday Wisdom ~ Humor

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado EA1321548

Wednesday Wisdom ~ Humor.

Humor is important to me.  It's a way of life.  I try to have a good laugh everyday.  It's important to me.  I always try to look on the bright side and take the good out of every situation.  There are times when that in itself is a difficult thing to do, but I really do try to focus on the positive.   And sometimes life can be very stressful, especially in today's economy.  But a good laugh makes things feel better.  It can lessen the stress, even if only for a little while. 

My grandfather always used to say, "when things go wrong, years down the road, you will look back on the situation and be able to laugh about it, so why not laugh now?  Being angry and upset will only ruin your day.  And nothing, out of your control, can be so bad that is worth controlling your mood."  I try to live by his advice.

I'm not easily offended and I certainly don't take myself too seriously.  I try to roll with whatever may happen.  You can choose to be angry, frustrated or upset over something or you can try to find the humor in it and move on.  After all, who wants to hang around angry, unhappy people?  I try to avoid those types.

Laughter has been found to actually improve the immune system, prevent heart disease, relieve or reduce stress, relax your muscles, reduce anxiety and fears and even make us more attractive to others.  And the best thing about laughter is, it's absolutely FREE.  Laughter is a healthy habit to get into.

One of my favorite authors, Erma Bombeck, was known for her sense of humor and how she dealt with life's little problems through humor, even when she was diagnosed with cancer.  Some of my favorite quotes about laughter are:

If you can't laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at?

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Humor is the shock absorber of life, it helps to smooth out the rough spots.

Advice is sometimes best delivered through humor.

Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit.

Laughter is the best medicine.

Laughing is contagious!

  

So, my challenge to you is to laugh at least once a day.  We all get caught up in the reality of life, but make sure you do take some time to have a belly laugh.  It will improve your mood and your day.  Do you remember the last time you laughed so hard, you cried?

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Stacey Smith
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I am the same way, I try to find the humor in everything, my mind naturally goes to the humor side of things.

September 09, 2010 01:01 AM #1
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Catherine Ulrey
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I love good humor, some people are just too serious!

September 09, 2010 01:06 AM #2
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RJ White
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I believe thats the true way I build personability with my clients because, they understand that their world isnt ending and laughing can and does allevate stress.

 

September 09, 2010 01:07 AM #3
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Angela Penkin
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Nice post Dawn, I loved Erma Bombeck! I laughed pretty hard the other night when I read Terry's blog about the guy that went into a bar . . . can't remember the title but it was pretty funny.

September 09, 2010 01:08 AM #4
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Dan Pittsenbarger
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Since we all get to "choose" our moods and reactions to life's challenges - may as well choose a fun one.

Have a fantastic rest of the year.

September 09, 2010 01:09 AM #5
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Dawn, humor is the best policy for sure!

September 09, 2010 01:14 AM #6
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Tim Lorenz
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Dawn,

Thank you for the blog, I too have a sense of humor and laugh at life's road blocks.  They really can be funny.

September 09, 2010 01:23 AM #7
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Thanks for posting.  In this market, you need a sense of humor to keep sane!

September 09, 2010 01:35 AM #8
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Roger D. Mucci
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You've hit on one of my favorite topics.........humor..............so good for the soul.  I try to find humor in just about everything..........life is too serious and we have too many problems to deal with on a day to day basis.  Without humor, I doubt if I could get through most days. 

Great post Dawn..............wise grandfather you had, teaching you about humor and laughter........he was so right, glad you listened to him.

September 09, 2010 05:13 AM #9
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Dawn,  Always looking for a laugh!  Generally start the morning either a) on Active Rain or b) pulling Dilbert and Get Fuzzy comics off their websites!  At least one of them will give me a laugh to get started.  Done right, humor can make even a "bad" message more palatable!

September 09, 2010 06:22 AM #10
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Craig Rutman
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Dawn, as you probably already know by now, humor is a very important part of my collective being too!

Except for death, and a few other things, you can always find some silver lining to laugh about.

September 09, 2010 08:37 AM #11
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Stacey ~ I think I am hard-wired to laugh

Catherine ~ so true

RJ ~and sometimes just relieving a little stress can go a long way for our clients

September 09, 2010 09:33 AM #12
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Dawn A Fabiszak
Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
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Dan ~ that is my point exactly

Rebecca ~ it makes life more fun

Tim ~ especially once you are removed from the situation.

September 09, 2010 09:49 AM #13
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Robert L. Brown
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A good laugh never hurt anyone. As long as you know you're not offending anyone.

September 09, 2010 11:25 AM #14
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Mary Kay Hopkins
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Dawn, your appreciation for the power of humor shines in your blogs. 

Wasn't it Erma Bombeck who came up with the epitaph, "I told you I was sick!"

September 09, 2010 11:52 AM #15
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Sara ~ sometimes that's the thread that keeps me going!

Roger ~ I'm glad I listened to him as well.  Laughter has made my life a happy one.

L & B ~ I'm with you on that!

September 09, 2010 11:57 AM #16
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Craig ~ death is one thing that is not funny.  But you know at funerals, it seems to me that my family members always end up talking about the funny things the deceased did or said.  It's those things we remember about a person.

Robert ~ a good laugh can ususally help a person, that is if no one is hurt or offended.

Mary Kay ~ I think you may be correct!

September 09, 2010 12:01 PM #17
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Adam Malachi
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Great post as usual!  You cannot take life so seriously otherwise you will not come out of it alive! Humor is the best medicine!

Thanks for sharing,

Adam

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