Mary Poppins had it right. Just a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down. Or as Solomon said in Proverbs 17:22, a cheerful heart is good medicine.
I do my best every day to use my gift of encouragement to be that spoon fill of sugar in someone’s life. Because face it, sometimes life sucks and it can take it’s toll on our health and spiritual well-being.
So I have a big, long list of jokes ready to share with the people on my Wednesday Joke List. I also share one every time I speak with a customer service person. It brings me great delight when I light them up with laughter. My hope is that I am being good medicine so everyone I tell a joke to, gets a cheerful heart and it make the rest of their day better.
That’s why it was so cool when I found this in a book I checked out from the library. Clifton Fadiman said, “Humor proceeds out of a kind of wistful affection for the human race, an affection that wishes the race were better than it is. Such humor measures the distance between what we are and what we could be. It is a kind of message sent out from one person to another and it say: ‘You are awfully funny, but so am I, so let’s get together.’ That kind of humor unites rather than divides.”
Now that’s what I’m talking about!
Let’s bring laughter to folks and make this world a better place.
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