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by twm1340

Fun with Food.  Okay, so I was like totally tired, overworked and mentally exhausted at lunch today.  So what did I do?  First I closed my eyes and willed myself to relax and take a few deep breaths.  Then I started eating.  It was kind of boring; a roast beef sandwhich and some grapes.  I had a lot of grapes.  So of course, I started playing with them. 

 

Grape Toss.  First I tried to toss a few and catch them in my mouth.  Man is that hard to do!  I kept missing.  They were bouncing off my cheek and going down my shirt.  It was hilarious.  Then I noticed that I could see my reflection in the candy machine.  I used my reflection to judge distance, but still couldn’t get it right.  Then I practiced moving the in one smooth motion from the container into my mouth.  After a few practice runs, I did it halfway and tossed it the rest of the way.  Success!  I stopped on that high note.  (Well, it was that or have the people passing by in the hallway notice what I was up to.)

 

So next I put a bunch of grapes on my paper towel to see how many letters of the alphabet I could shape them into.  That was fun, but not giggle-worthy like the grape toss.  I squished one in my hand just to see what would happen.  (It just dripped some juice and got a little messy – no squirting across the room or anything.)  Finally I hit upon a great idea.  Grape dodgeball!  Sure – line up 2 sides of players.  Use a slighter bigger grape to be the ball.  Using a man from Team 1, hit it toward a player on Team 2.  If it hits them, that player is eaten!  Keep going until all team members have been taken out.  I accidentally ate the ball and not the player on the first game.  But on game 2, Team 2 was Victorious.  (Which is a good thing, because I think Team 1 won game 1, but I ran out of time to play the tie-breaker game).

 

I think that was one of the most fun lunch times I’ve had in quite a while.  I wonder what suprises tomorrow’s lunch might hold?

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by Bill Gracey

Today is Global Belly Laugh Day. At 1:24 p.m. on January 24th (1/24) you can stop and have a good deep belly laugh.  Laughing is good for you.  It lightens even the most solemn moods and can even help lower your blood pressure.

With today’s pressures, many of us find it hard to have the lighthearted spirit needed for a really deep belly laugh.  You know, the kind that has you gasping for air and clutching your stomach as you loud ha-ha-ha’s fill the room – or even the entire house.

Make the decision to find time for laughter.  That’s why silly holidays like these can be so important.  Today I was not feeling like laughing, especially at work.  But I saw this holiday listed on my calendar and checked out the web site. As I scrolled down and saw the video for “Can’t stop laughing” I stopped and watched it.

When the best man lost his pants at the wedding, I couldn’t help but giggle.  When the groom continued snickering, I began to laugh a little more, but when the groom, his bride and the crowd all started chuckling, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. Of course I shared the video with my coworkers and we all started laughing.  One giggle led to another, and then another, and soon we were all having a great time.  This is the magic of laughter.

If you make time to visit funny web sites, read humorous emails, watch sitcoms, or any other activity that strikes your funny bone, you’ll feel better. It will invigorate your mind and body.  Suddenly you don’t feel quite so tired anymore.

One of my favorite activities is watching children.  It can be in the grocery store, at home, or even on TV.  Ever see a child in a shopping cart making faces at people as their mother shops? Or a 5 year old making clucking sounds to the delight of his baby sister?  Children are full of the enthusiasm that laughter brings.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Read the funnies – newspapers comics are still a great source of laughter
  • Play with a puppy
  • Read a great bit of Giggle Poetry
  • Smile at everyone you see
  • People watch at your local mall – guaranteed to find you something funny
  • Visit You Tube
  • Have a Tickle Fight
  • Have a Laughter Yoga session and “fake it until you make it”

Have a great Global Belly Laugh day, and discover the magic of laughter for yourself.

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I told her a joke by Zanastardust

Browsing around the Internet I came across this title on a greeting card web site.  Attic Salt Greetings has hilarious cards that combine humorous pictures of people with great funny lines.  But the truth is their words “life is too short not to laugh out loud.”

For unknown reasons, I love to laugh and have a good time. I enjoy a good snicker or snort, and I’ve been known to chuckle and giggle at times.  However my favorite expression of enjoyment is a full-out belly laugh!  You know, those kind where you just pray you didn’t just have a drink or eat any food, because you can’t contain the laughter and that milk (or soda) might come shooting out of your nose.

Okay, thankfully that type of bodily loss of control doesn’t happen too often.  But I have definitely had moments where I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe. Even better have been those delightfully precious moments where I was bored, sad or angry and some unexpected bit of humor caused me to laugh for 20 minutes straight.  You know what I’m talking about, where the person who’s with you, whether they get the humor or not, starts laughing as well because laughter is so contagious.

We all need all the hilarity we can handle. I myself have been through some tough times lately, where I’ve wondered if there are really any good people left.  I have been hurt by friends and family alike, as well as complete strangers, and it leaves me feeling betrayed, sad and lonely.  After I get past that pain, it makes me angry.  And this is a good anger.  The kind that says “You can’t keep my down.  Life is good even if you’re not, and I’m going to enjoy every gosh-darned precious moment of it! – – So there!”

Laughter is a healer and a rejuvenator. After a good hearty laugh, the world seems lighter and fresher.  You can think again, and hope returns.  You believe that maybe, just maybe, life will be okay once more.

So how can get more of this valuable commodity?  Luckily resources abound.  Here are some of my favorite tips:

  1. Surround yourself with funny. Funny friends, funny books, funny things.  Whether you love comedies like Better Off Dead, The Princess Bride, Office Space, or Sponge Bob Squarepants, or you just like watching World’s Stupidest Criminals on reality TV, there’s always something to make you smile.
  2. Keep a Cheer Box or Funny File. When you find those jokes, cartoons, tips and ideas that inspire you and make you giggle and snicker – keep them.  Put them all together in a box or file so you can easily find it when you need a good laugh.  Add fun toys like a talking Yoda from Star Wars, or bubbles, finger paints and some crayons to create playful masterpieces.
  3. Music is a must. I’ve never met a person that didn’t like some type of music.  Heavy metal, pop favorites, Motown classics, or Radio Disney.  Put on nature sounds like singing birds or ocean waves, or bang your head to some rock n’ roll.  Match the music to your mood.
  4. Research. Whenever you need to find the funny, look for children.  They know all about it.  Ever put a child into their room for punishment and come back to find them having imaginary wars between the stick people and the car people who are battling on Pillow mountain? That kind of zest and fun will motivate you to loosen up and let go.  Don’t be so serious.
  5. Get Funky.  Do something completely silly. Write a love letter that compares your dear one to Snoopy, Garfield or another beloved character.  Use the table to conduct your own drum solo – especially if you’re not a drummer.  Play in the mud, make up your own language or wear polka dot socks with a stripped shirt and shorts.  Use your imagination and have fun.

So what makes you laugh?  One major key to adding humor to your life is finding out what you think is funny.  And no, you don’t need to analyze it to find out why.  Isn’t it enough that it makes you feel good?

Sometimes the only sense you can make out of life is a sense of humor!

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!

For more visit these links:

Helpguide.org Brining More Humor and Laughter Into Our Lives.

U Comics – Best Comic Site in the World.

David Letterman Top Ten Archive

Humor University Articles

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