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WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME I MADE SOMEONE SMILE WIDELY, OR LAUGH HARD?
The last time I made someone smile widely (that I am aware of) was yesterday afternoon (my friend came to visit me) and earlier this today when I showed my paintings :). I remember making someone laugh hard during my past weekend for sure.
Humour is one of my “go to’s” that I flavour most interactions with. And occasionally it rebounds on me and I am in uncontrollable paroxysms.
I tend to make people laugh by poking fun at reality, like a photo of someone who looks like they have been run over by a bus with a wary smile and the caption: ready to rise and grind! I made a doctor laugh heartily recently by poking fun at myself and how I couldn’t die as my house was too much a mess. I also tend to joke about failure, about near accidents, about loss, about being tired or wary, about things sort of cynical also … I find I joke a lot about the darker stuff in life. I think it’s healthy to try to find the humor and lighten things a bit. I also find I just like darker humor or stuff that pokes fun at the ironic and tries to lighten the darker stuff into something less scary. When things are difficult I’ll watch some cartoons of characters being run over by trains, like Wile Coyote type stuff and it really helps me to be like, I’m gonna laugh at this and from that I feel more energy to figure things out.
I totally can relate to this working in a Tissue Bank (and past Forensic processing) dealing with death everyday. When I worked at a Forensic Lab we would get decomposed blood that was gassy and sometimes the top of the tubes would pop off – we would refer to that as fart blood – it smelled bad to say the least.
Sharing antidotes from my family always gets a laugh especially random things grandkids say.
3 year old : mom what’s a grown-a-virus?
90 year old mother evaluating her fluid intake for the day : I had celery at lunch there is pretty much liquid in that. …
Life is can be very comical.
My grandma smiled when she got to see me on my birthday. It had been a long time since I had seen my grandparents.
Today and I like to know we laughed together not just because of me. 🙂
Today I said good morning very loudly to the bus driver, he smiled happily
Every day I post cartoons anid memes in Facebook in order to provide a chuckle or laugh to people. There is so much negativity and stress on social media and I want to counter it.
This past week i went to a hotel lobby to get some vending snacks. A woman working there directed me to go downstairs where the machine was. “Just follow the checkerboard path” , she said. I turned around and asked her if they had a yellow brick road as well. She laughed, and while i was waiting for the elevator she started singing a song from The Wizard of Oz. I felt so good after that; my mood lightened and i felt like i had made a new friend.
I am a collector of dad jokes. Every once in a while I get more than a groan from my wife:
How do you think the unthinkable?
Why does the Little Mermaid wear seashells?
She outgrew her B shells.
Why did Simba’s father die?
Because he couldn’t Mufasa!
What’s all brown and sticky?
What’s brown and not as sticky?
What red and sticky?
What’s brown and runny?
i was sometimes participating in laughter online at 7.30 AM in morning.i did today but time was short,i had to finish some other household work..anyway,i will do it better tomorrow.
Great question. Will bring this into the day …
I know I’ve exchange smiles with some folks recently but not sure about about making someone laugh hard (gut chuckle!). But maybe that will happen today if you have time to read the following story:
This happened at a New York Airport. This airline gate agent deserves an award for how she handled a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo.
A crowded flight was canceled. A single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers. Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.”
The agent replied, “I’m sorry, sir. I’ll be happy to try to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks first who were in front of you; and then I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.”
The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?”
Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her public address microphone. “May I have your attention, please?”, she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. “We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him with his identity, please come to Gate 14”.
With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the airlines agent, gritted his teeth, and said, “F*** You!”
Without flinching, she smiled and said, “I’m sorry sir, you’ll have to get in line for that, too.”
Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain…
Credit : Tom Anderton
Posted on FaceBook by Anxiety Freedom Aug 29 2021
I made myself laugh a minute ago trying to dance to utube video “Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk” . It will bring a smile guaranteed. Brought giggles to a few of my 70 year old friends.
Yesterday, on my husband’s 70th birthday I told him he is cute. He smiled really big.
Pretty much every day, my husband and I make each other laugh with our puns or funny takes on things. And if the other one doesn’t laugh, then we’ll just laugh ourselves at our own jokes because, as we’ll say aloud, “I kill me!”
Good question, thanks.
Yesterday when out with my neighborhood beer group my friend Bob sitting across from me said something like nothing works right in this country and I replied the trains don’t run on time either and he laughed which makes me happy.
I like this question. It is positive and brings up good memories….
My son was over yesterday, and I said something that made him smile widely and left him in a very good place. And last night when I showed my husband a funny picture on FB.
And our dog, Joy, when I go out and throw the ball for her to retrieve. THAT is a smile!
Love this, Mary Pat! Because of my back issues I am on the floor several times throughout the day doing stretches and our dog, Gracie, always comes over and often decides that I need to be cleaned up by licking me! But she also, like your dog, frequently has an expression with her mouth that I swear is a smile for sure!
Yep! When Joy smiles, there is no hesitation or sneer involved…there is just pure…well…joy!!!
I try to do this daily.
The entrenched are sometimes annoyed. I will get them to crack a smile someday!
Awesome! “Nobody goes home from work until I see a smile and hear a laugh!“
Never give up, Holly, on the entrenched!
My boyfriend today on Skype. We laugh a lot, always have…
Just late yesterday afternoon. Four grown men of a certain age, on a common task of hand-pumping water out of two 30 foot whaleboats, a parting gift of now Tropical Storm Ida. We were taking turns on the pump handle, which meant while three men stood around watching the fourth guy work, their job was to keep the chatter moving and lively.
I was under strict orders not to lift anything heavy while my back recovered from the latest chronic back injury, but near the end of the hour-long pump out, I got into one boat and climbed into the second to retrieve something very light still floating in the bilge when I heard three men yelling and gesturing for me to let them get it. One guy yells, “Jesus! Your wife will kill us if we have to carry you into the house.” Still determined to finish my little task, one of them says, “Get the hell out of the boat or we’re gonna call your wife!” To that, we all pause, all married, and knowing laugher erupts heartily as Kevin abruptly exits the boat. I hadn’t said a work, but my attempted actions, and a shared common knowledge of men in their late sixties and early seventies, set the stage for a moment that couldn’t be rehearsed or improved upon.
And good wives know they’re being used as a threat for a positive purpose — saving our husbands from themselves!! 🙂
You’re right, Patricia, and of course I will always deny it! 🙂
Ahh, friends are the best!
Yesterday – I brought in positivity notes for everyone at work – they loved them:) I’m bringing more today. My daughter had given me a Positivity Jar with these cute folded cardboard sayings. Well, the jar accidentally broke so I had them just laying in a bowl and I thought I’m gonna start giving these out and I did:)
It was the time when I went out with my friends. We were having fun in one of my friends’ house, then I thought of some funny things. So I said the funny thing and laugh out loud, and my laugh is so infectious that I made all of my friends laugh hard. It’s a really funny scene, we couldn’t stop laughing.
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