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Finding My Sense Of Humor

A sense of humor… is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
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I totally agree with the above quote.  Ever know someone who wasn’t on the same page with you – as far as humor goes?  Instead of smiling, or laughing and seeing the joke – they criticize and try to “correct” you?

Ah – the value of seeing the lighter side of life!  Sometimes the ones that have the best sense of humor are those that have been through much in their lives.  I’m reminded of stand up comedians – and very funny entertainers.  Usually there is a story there that propelled them into channeling hurt and frustration into laughter and making people laugh.  And usually it is those that have been through the most in life – that have the best grasp on it.

I don’t know why we are made the way we are – we all have different personalities, work ethic, family traditions and backgrounds – and yet, somehow we all have the ability to laugh and feel joy.  And when we lose that ability to laugh – especially at ourselves, we lose real meaning and our lives become very heavy indeed.

I believe that God created each of us with that special gift of laughter and conversation – unique to human beings – so that we could express and experience His nature to the full.

Do you ever find yourself losing your sense of humor?

If so – you are not alone.

There are MANY things in this life that will rob you and me of that joyous laughter and appreciation for the little things.

Life is hard.  There are bills.  And worries.  And illness.  And teenagers.  And aging parents.  And more bills.  And relationship problems.  And on and on and on and on it goes.

We can’t change them.  They just are.

But true joy comes from knowing Jesus as your personal Savior.  We were hopelessly lost in sin and death – and then Jesus…

That’s enough to bring a smile and a laugh – but if it’s not enough for you – try taking a walk today and looking around at the trees and nature.  Take a deep breath and whisper a prayer, “Thank you Lord – for all of this BEAUTY today – thank you for providing a release from stress and the burdens of life – and help me to find that laughter and deep joy that only comes from you – help me to find that laughter again – help me to find that much-needed humor that YOU created for me”

It may not change any of your circumstances – but it will change YOU!

I am praying for you today.

Laugh at something or someone today.  Take a chance.  Have a belly laugh.  Laugh down deep – laugh until you cry.  You will be glad you did.

God Bless

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Comments on: "Finding My Sense Of Humor" (4)

  1. Great stuff. I love to laugh but I don’t do it often. I don’t know it takes so much for me to laugh. I often say “that’s funny” without laughing. I need to work on this.

  2. Great post. So true. I have always had a rather quirky sense of humor full of one liners and puns. As I say in one of my JoJoisms, my mouth punneth over. I find that the more junk I go through in life, the more humor comes out. It’s a defense mechanism or I’d go nutz. When my computer blew up and I had no money to buy a new one, my business limped along and I was able to get through the frustration by naming him Methuselah and telling funny stories about how he was “behaving.” When I had a brand new computer, who I affectionately named Zippy, and he became infected with some as yet unidentified disease, I called it Gundar, the Techno Gremlin, sharing the woes of his reign of terror on my computer’s inner diodes with his minions. 30yrs of health problems, financial stress, being the only Christian in my family, struggling to mantain a business and all the rest of life, I have found that if I don’t laugh and make others laugh with me, crying is not the worst of what will take place. Besides, I couldn’t continue to tear my hair out, I’d look awful bald!

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