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"I've always wanted to try my hand at chicken farming," says Bob.
"Really?" his farmer friend asks. "Tell you what, I'll give you 50 chickens to start you out."
A month later Bob reports sadly, "They're all dead."
Attributing this to bad luck, the farmer decides to give Bob another 50 chickens. A month later Bob admits the chickens are all dead, again.
"You must be having some terrible luck," the farmer says. "Tell you what, I'll give you 50 more chickens." --Because no one could fail completely three times in a row. But at the end of the month, the chickens are dead. The farmer scratches his head. "What are you doing wrong?"
Bob shrugs. "I'm either planting them too deep or close together."
H is for Humor.
I'm sorry, there are just way too many stupid or funny things that happen in life. I believe one major key to happiness is being able to laugh--at ourselves, at situations, at things that are just plain funny--and even some things that may not be so funny. What does laughing do?
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases blood flow and oxygen in the blood
- Exercises various muscles (diaphragm, abdominal, respiratory, face, leg and back)
- Decreases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline
- Quickens immune response cells (ones that fight against tumors)
- Aids in learning--according to a study at John Hopkins University Medical School
- Engages your whole brain, heightening creativity
So eat some cheese and chuckle a little too loudly. --It's for your health.
And believe it or not, it's why I married my husband.
And now for fun... Do you have a favorite blonde or knock-knock joke?
I'm a firm believer in finding the humor in everything.ReplyDelete
A healthy practice, indeed!Delete
well you asked for it--one i made up and i think it's hilarior, but not sure anyone else really does---knock knock--who's there--rudolph- rudolph who--how many rudolphs do you know!ReplyDelete
I love it! And yes, it is brilliant. =)Delete
This is a great post! Just last night I was noticing how much laughter there was in our house and was deeply thankful.ReplyDelete
Definitely a great thing--all that laughter.Delete
Thank you for lowering my blood pressure today!ReplyDelete
*bowing with a flourish* And gladly.Delete
I love laughing! What's brown and sticky? A stick. I'm sure the only reason this joke is funny is because it's so anticlimactic. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the laugh, Madeline. Great joke.Delete
Knook, knock. who's there. Boo. Boo Who? Don't cry it is just a joke. From my 10 year old daughter.ReplyDelete
Love humor and laughing too. It is good medicine.
Kids are pretty amazing, aren't they?Delete
I like a bit of sarcasm for my humor ;)ReplyDelete
Sounds good to me.Delete
I see nobody's dared to tell a blonde joke yet, so here goes...ReplyDelete
Q. How do you get a blonde to laugh on Saturday?
A. Tell her a joke on Tuesday!
*Ducks and runs*
LOL. I love blonde jokes, because I used to be blonde--not platinum, mind you, but blonde enough.Delete
Great post abd hey my H aas also Happiness. :)ReplyDelete
-A fellow blogger from A to Z!
Yes, the obvious answer... =)Delete
Lol I love that joke. :-DReplyDelete
My humor doesn't go along knock knock lines. But feel free to ask me for twisted jokes.
Uh-oh. Should I be scared?Delete
Amen to this. Being able to appreciate and even embrace the absurdity of life is what keeps me going most days.ReplyDelete
Your own kind of crazy, eh?Delete
I think it is a key requirement for surviving as a mother. Laugh instead of get mad or give up. :)ReplyDelete
My favorite joke: what is brown and sticky?
And then a 6 year old told me this joke and I laughed until I cried:
Panth er no panth, I'm goin' thwimmin'!
It got me laughing too. --And coming from a 6 yr old? *snort*Delete
You really want to hear my joke? Ok...ReplyDelete
The Seven Dwarves were in the bath and they all felt happy.
So Happy got out and they all felt grumpy.
Ha, good one.ReplyDelete
This reminds me of the farmer who taught his mule to not eat any food; but just about the time he had him trained, mule up and died on him!
Hadn't heard that one before. Silly mule, eh?Delete
Hi, Crystal. I've been meaning to get over here for a visit. I think laughter is absolutely essential in this life and I'm glad you think so, too. Cute joke!ReplyDelete
Have a great week.