Monday, September 14, 2009

Laugh 13

Yes, another excerpt from from Chapter 3 of "Life's Greatest Lessons" by Hal Urban. If you are just here for the first time and would like to start reading from the beginning, you will find it all at my label Good For A Laugh. It's a small chapter, so if I only give you small bits it lasts longer... and I only need to type out a short bit each time. :o)

Laughter As A Way Of Being Practical

If laughter and the other positive emotions can do all these things for us when we're sick, think what they can do when we're healthy. If it's true that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, then a joyful heart and laughter should be part of our daily routine. If a downcast spirit really does dry up the bones, then we need to keep them greased with some solid belly laughs. Probably the most important discovery about the benefits of laughter is that it can strengthen our immune systems. It has a way of refreshing and revitalizing us. In addition, laughter has been known to soothe jangled nerves, reduce tension, calm tempers, stimulate creativity, and simply make life a lot more fun. Laughter is the tonic of life. It has restorative and invigorating powers. It enlivens and energizes us. It's also an effective lubricant - it can smooth out some of the rough spots of daily existence. Finally, laughter works wonders in relationships. Someone once said that laughter is the shortest distance between two people. It has a way of uniting them. "Laugh, and the world laughs with you".

To be continued....

An 18 year old girl tells her Mom that she has missed her period for 2 months. Very worried, the mother goes to the drugstore and buys a pregnancy kit. The test result shows that the girl is pregnant. Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says, 'Who was the pig that did this to you? I want to know!'

The girl picks up the phone and makes a call. Half an hour later, a Ferrari stops in front of their house. A mature and distinguished man with grey hair and impeccably dressed in an Armani suit steps out of a Ferrari and enters the house.

He sits in the living room with the father, mother, and the girl and tells them: 'Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem.

I can't marry her because of my personal family situation but I'll take charge. I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life..

Additionally, if a girl is born, I will bequeath a Ferrari, 2 retail stores, a townhouse, a beach-front villa, and a $2,000,000 bank account.

If a boy is born, my legacy will be a couple of factories and a $4,000,000 bank account. If twins, they will receive a factory and $2,000,000 each.

However, if there is a miscarriage, what do you suggest I do?'

At this point, the father, who had remained silent holding a shot gun, places a hand firmly on the man's shoulder and tells him.

'You gonna try again.'

1 comment:

Thom said... it my friend :)