Mindfulness Monday – Laughter

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“Live simply.
Dream big.
Be grateful.
Give love.
Laugh lots.”

~Paulo Coelho

 

“When you realize how perfect everything is,
you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.”

~Buddha

 

“The body heals with play,
the mind heals with laughter
and the spirit heals with joy.”

~ unknown

 

*photo by my friend Kara.

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#HAWMC Day 10 – Gotta Laugh

Today is Day 10 of #HAWMC (WEGO’s Health Activist Writers Monthly Challenge).  The prompt today is:

Yahoo Answers Post – Pretend you are writing a question about your condition – it can be as silly or humorous as you want. Now answer it. (Remember: Your answer can be just as silly)

I can’t really think of questions like this, so I thought I’d list a couple of questions put to me that I think are a bit silly, let’s see what you think.

lips

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(mouthing words to me) “Can you read my lips?”  I always think, “Is this some kind of game you play with deaf people?”

This from someone who knew I lost my hearing 3 years earlier.  “If you can’t hear how can you speak so well?”  What did I forget how to speak?  Really, I had to laugh!

Now I just thought I’d share something that I misheard that we still laugh about.

Hubby and I were riding in a car and saw a sign on a church about Easter and Jesus Christ.  I suddenly couldn’t remember things about Jesus and asked what he was other than the son of God.   Stuart answered, but what I heard was:  “Jesus was Jimmy Buffett”.  I lost it.  “What?”  “Jesus was Jimmy Buffett???”  I’m dying laughing and Stuart is trying to tell me that what he really said was that “Jesus was a Jewish Carpenter”.  To this day in our house, Jesus is Jimmy Buffett.  (please do not take this literally)

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Madlib – # HAWMC Day 21

Today’s Prompt Health Madlib Poem. Go to : http://languageisavirus.com/cgi-bin/madlibs.pl and fill in the parts of speech and the site will generate a poem for you. Feel free to post the Madlib or edit it to make it better.

A big break for the normal health talk, and such….

My husband got the biggest laugh out of this, and we felt it went great with Edward Gorey so here it is:

Edward Gorey Illustration photo from http://www.lesantimodernes.com

sad husband’s, sad husband.

slovenly i have never go, quickly beyond
any doctor, your wife have their mad:
in your most loving home are things which stay me,
or which i cannot change because they are too loudly

your wanting look eagerly will unresist me
though i have fight myself as carpet,
you love always window by window myself as dinner hate
(expecting easily, quietly) her hurting egg

or if your garden be to hope me, i and
my chicken will do very lovingly, longingly,
as when the illness of this doctor don’t
the sunshine hopefully everywhere jumping;

nothing which we are to bounce in this birds cut
the dog of your cautious girl: whose cat
blow me with the house of its grass,
runing hospital and food with each walking

(i do not fall what it is about you that sleep
and believe; only something in me adapt
the money of your wife is callous than all dinner)
insurance, not even the work, has such nurturing noise

– wendy & e.e. cummings