Three-year-old Gabriel, was intently playing when his father began to talk to him. “Shhh! Shhhh, Daddy.” Gabriel said sternly. “I’m playing and I have to listen to my imagination.”
Laughter is a powerful tool in a powerless situation. ….. Charles Chaplin
JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister. After a while he asked: “Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?”
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. …..Phyllis Diller
MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied she was so old she didn’t remember any more. Melanie said, “If you don’t remember you must look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to Six.”
We don’t laugh because we’re happy—we’re happy because we laugh. …..William James
STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom goodnight. ” I love you so much, that when you die I’m going to bury you outside my bedroom window.”
Give yourself to love if love is what you’re after. Open up your heart to the tears and laughter – mostly the laughter – and give yourself to love.
BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a painkiller. She tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her frustration, her Mom explained it was a childproof cap and she’d have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked: “How does it know it’s me?
One of the best things people have up their sleeve is a funny bone!
SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups. “Please don’t give me this juice again,” she’s said, “It makes my teeth cough.”
DIANE (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: “How much do I cost?”
Humor does not diminish pain – it makes the space around it get bigger.
MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes off them, he asked his dad: “Why is he whispering in her mouth?”
When people are smiling they are most receptive to almost anything you want to teach them. ………. Allen Funt
CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried. When his mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, “I don’t know what’ll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my wife fit in?”
I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. – Bob Hope
JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: “The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.” Concerned, James asked: “What happened to the flea?”
Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I’ve had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, don’t forget to laugh…….Katherine Hepburn
TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly, rather wrinkled woman her mom knew. Tammy looked at her for awhile and then asked, “Why doesn’t your skin fit your face?
Humor is a rich and versatile source of power – a spiritual resource very like a prayer. …. Marilyn R. Chandler
The Sunday sermon I think a Mom will never, ever forget….
“Dear Lord,” the minister began, with arms extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face. “Without You, we are but dust—”
He would have continued but at that moment a very obedient daughter (who was listening!) leaned over to her Mom, and asked quite audibly in her shrill little girl voice, “Mom, what is butt dust?”
A smile is a light on your face that lets people know your heart is home.
A small child saying the Pledge of Allegiance: “I led the pigeons to the flag, of the United States and a Miracle – One nation and a vegetable.”
We are here for a spell. Get all the good laughs you can. – Will Rogers
Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?…………a child’s letter to God
Our attitude is the crayons that color our world. …… Allen Klein
Beyond jokes and even words, the laughing spirit is the essence of natural mirth that connects all human hearts in an unspoken universal language of gentle delight. Humor of the laughing spirit includes all human beings, is never at the expense of an individual or group, and does not depend on cleverness or wit to be understood.
We can see the laughing spirit in the eyes of each person when we say a conscious “hello,” and we make the heart connection instantly. There’s a pleasant release of tension, the relief that causes us to smile or chuckle when we feel the presence of a laughing spirit. It comes from the sudden realization that we are not all that separate from each other after all.
This was way too much fun to withhold from you. Let this lighten your load a bit, and know my thoughts, prayer and encouragement are with you.
I love you and believe in you,