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.
Humor can alter any situation and help us cope at the very instant we are laughing.
Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.
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.
Laughter can help relieve tension in even the heaviest of matters.
Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.
You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it.
Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.
No matter what has happened, you too have the power to enjoy yourself.
There is always something to chuckle about. Sometimes we see it. Sometimes
we don't. Still, the world is filled with humor. It is there when we are happy and it is there to cheer us up when we are not.
The lesson adults can learn here is that the world is filled with things for our enjoyment.
When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them.
Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem.
Kids can amuse themselves with almost anything.
In looking for humor, keep in mind this guideline: Sometimes it takes a little time to see the humor in your upsets; you may not find something to laugh about immediately.
It is still not clear from this study how laughter can directly help the heart but other studies have shown that laughter is beneficial for every system in the body.
Laughing is also good for your respiratory system.
Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
Humor can be one of our best survival tools.
Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass because they never look up, we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost.
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