Thankful Thursdays...For Someone Spreading Humor

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Thankful Thursdays...For Someone Spreading Humor

It may not seem like it, but we all have so much to be thankful for...even while humorous signwe are traveling this bumpy road we are on.

This week, I am thankful for someone I don’t even know. Each morning I do a quick check-in on my Nextdoor App. For example, I can check to see how many of the coveted Ford tailgates have been stolen in the area. (remember...I’m in Texas)


But recently I came across someone who has been placing humorous signs in his neighborhood.  You could call them the adult version of the chalk art that kids have been leaving on sidewalks for us...encouraging us to Be Kind. 


Here are just a few of his signs.

Anyone who would take the time to do this for his neighbors is someone we need more of in this world. 


collage of funny sayings

A day without laughter is a day wasted.   Charlie Chaplin


A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William Arthur Ward

BTW...I asked the humorous author of these signs if I could share them with you and he very graciously gave his permission. 


Comments (41)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

Everyone needs a smile every day.  Thanks for starting mine out, so early in the morning

Aug 14, 2020 12:56 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Kathy Streib these are really great, gave me a good laugh to start my day off, can't decide which I like the best they are all good. Yes, a good person to have in your neighborhood.

Aug 14, 2020 04:10 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - humor is worth spreading. Ahh, truck tailgates in Texas...maybe, that's why I see NextDoor reports of catalytic converter thefts when I read neighborhood news on my ND feed.    Local differences. huh?  

Aug 14, 2020 06:16 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

I like those...maybe someone in our neighborhood should do the same thing??? I guess I will have to look into your version of nextdoor.

Our version>>>word of mouth>>> or just walk across the culdesac.

Neighbor was gone and had his tools, deep freeze, fridge, and air compressor outside while having his garage floor refinished.   Started to rain...I walked over and tarped them.  Received a text last Wed evening that they needed help putting them in the garage.    I walked over and within 1 minute there were 4 households there helping me>>> that is our ND app I guess!!!

Aug 14, 2020 06:31 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Ah, thanks for the much-needed giggle this morning. Happy weekend to you.

Aug 14, 2020 07:14 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's pretty funny, Kathy. Bet the neighbors get a kick out of the humor, and these days we can all use it.


Aug 14, 2020 07:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Love it and may have to give it a try Kathy in my neighborhood!

Aug 14, 2020 07:45 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I looks to me like someone is stealing posts off or Facebook. Or maybe I am just jealous of the creativity. No matter. They are still funny and I appreciate sign maker's desire to make a difficult time more tolerable.

Aug 14, 2020 06:02 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A world without humor is not a world I want to be in really at any point

Aug 14, 2020 09:46 PM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Those are too cute and funny!  That is an awesome idea!  There's so much bad news out there and it seems like that's all they want to talk about. Laughter is good for the soul!  Thanks for making me laugh today. :)

Aug 15, 2020 07:28 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Kathy!

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life!

--William Arthur Ward

Aug 15, 2020 10:59 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Very funny signs.  It's great that you have a neighborhood comedian!

Aug 15, 2020 12:46 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I am sure that many people in the neighborhood got a real laugh out of those signs.  Your quotes fit perfectly. I too, am on Next Door and some of the drama is actually amusing. Have a great day. 

Aug 16, 2020 09:03 AM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

I loved your post on humor! We all need a good laugh or smile each day. 

Especially in these times where we miss seeing all of our fav people...just being careful. 

Aug 16, 2020 01:05 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for this chuckle.  With all of the craziness, this is very much welcome!

Aug 17, 2020 06:05 PM
Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

such a good idea! I'm sure they get laughs walking up and down the street...good stuff!

Aug 19, 2020 05:34 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Laughter is good for the soul

This is a wonderful idea to spread a little joy!!

Aug 20, 2020 12:44 AM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

funny stuff!  We all need it.  I think memes were invented to put smiles on our faces

Aug 22, 2020 02:12 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

We certainly do need a lot of humor with the world craziness. We sure could use Bob Hope, Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Don Rickles to name a few.... they were so funny

Jun 30, 2021 04:26 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

what a great collection of funny things - it would make my day to see these signs! 

Jul 11, 2021 10:31 AM