Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.
Humor can help you cope with the unbearable so that you can stay on the bright side of things until the bright side actually comes along.
I contend that not only can you laugh at adversity, but it is essential to do so if you are to deal with setbacks without defeat.
Children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts, even in the most difficult times.
The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.
Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
The studies indicate that focusing our attention on someone else, takes our mind off of our own problems. We stay healthier and thereby live longer.
Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.
Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters.
When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.
You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.
When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits.
Laughter, and the broader category of humor, are key elements in helping us go on with our life after a loss.
Advertisers also know that humor can help bond us to their product.
The tragedy of September 11th was so sudden, so enormous, and so horrendous, both in terms of lives lost and global consequences, that this country and the world went into immediate and prolonged shock.
Now, a recent study from cardiologists at the University of Maryland, has shown that laughter may have a beneficial effect on the heart.
It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.
There are no language barriers when you are smiling.
Whether planned or not, humor takes our mind off of our troubles.
When we can find some humor in our upsets, they no longer seem as large or as important as they once did.
Sometimes it takes ten seconds to see some humor in your dilemmas, sometimes ten years.
Since the goal of my programs is to show audiences how humor can both help them heal as well as deal with not-so-funny stuff, I decided to discuss the events of the previous week, the pain all of us were feeling, and how humor and some laughter might be beneficial.
Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.
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