WE NEED TO LAUGH MORE

Saturday, June 05, 2010

This is a post about joy. We need more of it. We need to relax more and refuse to let circumstances dominate our attitudes.

Don't you just love to be around people who make you laugh? I know I do.

I also like stories that make me laugh. Charles Swindoll tells this one in his splendid book, Laugh Again:

Grandmother and granddaughter, a very precocious ten-year-old, were spending the evening together when the little girl suddenly looked up and asked, "How old are you, Grandma?"

The woman was a bit startled at the question, but knowing her granddaughter's quick mind, she wasn't completely shocked.

"Well honey, when you're my age you don't share your age with anybody."

"Aw, go ahead, Grandma...you can trust me."

"No, dear, I never tell anyone my age."

 Grandmother got busy fixing supper and then she suddenly realized the little darling had been absent for about twenty minutes--much too long! She checked around upstairs in her bedroom and found that her granddaughter had dumped the contents of her grandmother's purse on top of her bad and was sitting in the midst of the mess,holding her grandmother's driver's license.

 When their eyes met, the child announced: "Grandma, you're seventy-six."

"Why, yes, I am. How did you know that?"

"I found the date of your birthday here on your driver's license and subtracted that year from this year...so you're seventy-six." 

The little girl continued staring at the driver's license and added, "You also made an F in sex, Grandma."

10 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

LOL. That is so funny! Thanks for sharing the joy this Spiritual Sunday.

angelonwheels said...

Every once and awhile, I come across a post, and truly have no doubt that God allowed me to read it as his gift to me! Thanks for making me smile!

Mevely317 said...

Kids do say the darndest things, don't they? (Thank you Art Linkletter).
Laughter is a great medicine for our hearts and souls!

Blessings!
Myra

Heart2Heart said...

Clif,

This post really does apply to our day to day lives. I think sometimes we get swallowed up in lives problems and forget that we are to be filled to overflowing with the love, mercy and joy of the Lord.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Loren said...

lolololol

that's a good one and yes I am still laughing :) thanks we do need to laugh more! It also makes us healthier when we laugh!

Happy Weekend my friend ~ hope you got a peach shake!! ;)

Oh ya...was typing in my word verification and remembered I wanted to ask you if you knew who I could contact at Hachette books to review for them? I have been on their website but don't see a link or anything about blogging and/or reviewing. Just wondering if you could help! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Now that is a 'story'. If she had made an F in sex there wouldn't be a precocious granddaughter :-)

Connie..........apparently I have forgotten my password again :-(

Diva Kreszl said...

Joy and laughter are a gift God has given us that we too rarely take advantage of!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Laughter is good medicine, the Word says. I am blessed for I have a husband who gives me a tablespoon every day. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandy said...

Thank you so much for the laughs, Clif!

Karen said...

How funny and cute! I have never heard this one before....