HI Everyone! Woke up this morning and looking for a little special energy
for my Saturday. Got to thinking about the energy I always find in laughter -
whether it comes from others or whether it's from within me. It has power to
lift my spirit and my soul...it is a healing energy and it is 'fun.' And I like life
when it is surrounded and held in angelic hands of laughter and fun; I get so
much more accomplished and the day is happier and filled with love. Maybe
you may find a quote that fits you just perfectly. Have a great day. I have
an idea -- want to sort of keep count the number of times you hear a good
laugh today, either from within or that of others... ~Jane
I have an afterthought and it keeps wanting to be said... Growing up, the
first born and oldest of three, my parents expected more of me and to always
"Set an example...for after all..." and I suspect all first born have heard the
completion many times in their life :) In addition my Dad had a very serious
side and my place at the dinner table was next to my father who sat at the
head of the table. Inevitably every evening somewhere in the conversation
my Father would turn to me and say, "There's always way for improvement,
right Jane?" Now I understood exactly where my Father was in his thinking -
he didn't mean the word improvement, the word he meant was 'perfection.'
Yes, my Dad could be very serious and many times that definitely set the tone
and mood of the house. However, I noticed something important from young
on which I never forgot, my Dad knew the secret of true love and what gave
it away was his laughter. He had this special laughter that came from deep
inside him. I have yet to meet anyone in life that could laugh as Dad did. And
he could change the seriousness of a lot of things in life which allowed others
to laugh along with him. It was so healing. One thing I learned was Dad was
the head of the house, of our family and he 'set a good example,' -- not perfect,
but good:) "Always room for improvement, right Dad ;-)" Love you, Dad.
(Dad died in 1982)
"A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing."
"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
"Even the Gods love jokes." ~Plato
"Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought
to be to set off that spark in one another." ~Kenny Ausubel
"From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere."
"He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh." ~Koran
"I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is proably the finest
sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account
of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can."
~Linda Langston Hughes
"I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always
seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world."
"If Laughter cannot solve your problems, it will definitely DISSOLVE your
problems; so that you can think clearly what to do about them."
~Dr. Madan Kataria
"If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at
when you're old." ~Edgar Watson Howe
"If you become silent after your laughter, one day you will hear God also
laughing, you will hear the whole existence laughing -- trees and stones
and stars with you." ~Osho - Rajneesh
"If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know the man, don't
bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, or seeing how
much he is moved by noble ideas; you'll get better results if you just watch
him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man...All I claim to know is that
laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature."