Friday, October 16, 2009

Tickled To Death

Tickled To Death
Its funny how things come together….In doing my "Saying My ABC’s" series of photos…"L" is the letter I have reached and Laughter is the word for "L".  The photo above was chosen for "L" because, by total accident, it has the visible words "tickled to death" in the text.  My blogger friend and pal Char has had a recent post in her ramblins on laughter and what makes us giggle! Char’s blog spot has a short list of funny things
she would like to know about her friends:

1. Your favorite funny movie
2. Your favorite joke
3. Your favorite funny memory as a child
4. Who can always make you laugh?

So….with all this coming together at one fell swoop I decided to re-examine laughter! 
have some answers to Char’s questions, my photo/word for the letter "L"
and some good thoughts and facts about this hilarious subject.

1~My favorite Movie is Christmas Vacation  -the long scene where the squirrel get loose in the house is hysterical! Side-splitting, laugh till I can’t breathe…funny!

2~My favorite joke is about child psychology…..
A new teacher thought she would use what she learned in her psychology courses.
She said to her class, "Everyone who thinks they are stupid, please stand up."
After a few seconds, one boy stood. "Do you think you're stupid?" she asked.
"No, ma'am, but I just didn't want you to have to stand there all by yourself."

3~My favorite funny childhood memory:
When I was much, much younger, a mere child, we were at my Grannie and Granddaddy’s house having breakfast and talking while we ate a good old southern meal of grits and eggs. As usual something funny was said by yours truly (can’t remember what it was, irrelevant too). Granddaddy had just taken a big bite of grits and got so tickled that he spewed grits straight out of his mouth across the whole table!
Whatever had been funny was even funnier then!

4~Who makes me laugh? Becky…my bestest. We can laugh about anything, nothing, something, and everything! We understand each other and often have the same thought at the same time! Whenever I need a boost I can give her a call and before you know it we are laughing it up…..

Laughter truly is the best medicine
 ~Smile. Smiling is the beginning of laughter. Like laughter, it’s contagious. Pioneers in "laugh therapy", find it’s possible to laugh without even experiencing a funny event.
The same holds for smiling.
When you look at someone or see something even mildly pleasing, practice smiling.

~Count your blessings. Literally make a list. The simple act of considering the good things in your life will distance you from negative thoughts that are a barrier to humor and laughter. When in a state of sadness, we have further to travel to get to humor and laughter.
~When you hear laughter, move toward it. Sometimes humor and laughter are private, a shared joke among a small group, but usually not. More often, people are very happy to share something funny because it gives them an opportunity to laugh again and feed off the humor you find in it. When you hear laughter, seek it out and ask, "What’s funny?"

~Spend time with fun, playful people. These are people who laugh easily–both at themselves and at life’s absurdities–and who routinely find the humor in everyday events. Their playful point of view and laughter are contagious.
~Bring humor into conversations. Ask people, "What’s the funniest thing that happened to you today? This week? In your whole life?"

All said and done…Laugh it up!  We need to use more of our sixth sense:
our sense of humor! Humor is the way we should view the world.
"Angels fly because they take themselves lightly."
~G.K. Chesterton~

Thanks Char for this hilarious inspiration!


cinner said...

Hi Cora, I loved your post today, that Char is an inspiration! There is nothing like laughter. I have a condition called Cataplexy. IT is the loss of muscle control. For me everytime I laugh I fall down! So I have to be quite careful as there is no warning...A friend asked me once if I could make this all go away and not laugh again would I. I told her no, because I can not imagine a life without laughter. So keep laughing and inspiring others to laugh. I love your photography and your blog. take care.

Char said...

:) I'm so glad you played along!!! so much fun. and I laughed at your grandpa spitting the grits. Very funny.

I agree - Christmas Vacation is hilarious.

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Christina said...

so nice to learn more about you. honey, we can watch christmas vacation together, and laugh until we cry. when eddie is talking to clark, telling him what his kids have been up to, while they are drinking egg nog out of the moose heads- honey please i am done for. lol