I realized after my “Who’s On First?” conversation with my mother the other day that I don’t laugh — REALLY laugh… hard… ’till I cry — as much as I used to and not nearly often enough. And, when I do laugh ’till I cry, I find that my entire mood is lifted for the rest of the day. It’s as though an “everything is amusing” hormone has been injected straight into my veins. Generally, I find more things are funnier once I’ve cut loose and really laughed. Unfortunately, it’s not like you can plan a conversation like the one I had with my Mom about pot roast. Things like that have to happen spontaneously to be really funny. However, there are ways to seek out things that bring on a laughing spell. I have a couple of friends who have an uncanny way of knowing just exactly what will tickle my funny bone and they don’t hesitate to email me videos, pictures and jokes that fit the bill. Sure I get some emails that I don’t think are funny at all, some that make me smile, and some that warrant only a chuckle. But, every so often, I get that email that just knocks me right off my chair… laughing. I always save these in my “Funny” folder for future reference.
I also have a couple of videos of my kids that absolutely crack me up. Not only do they make me laugh but they bring back fond memories of good times shared (and captured on film). Every once in awhile, I search these videos out and rewatch them for a laugh. Does my heart — and mood — good.
So, I thought I’d share a few of these videos: 2 of my kids and 1 a video clip link that was forwarded to me by my sister (she always forwards good material).
Warning: You might get a glimpse of my strange sense of humor through these videos. As I’ve said before, admittedly, it’s a bit bizarre and, clearly, runs in the family. So, I’m sorry, in advance, if these just don’t tickle your funny bone. The point, really, is to find what does and press rewind whenever you need or want a good laugh.
Disclaimer: No one was hurt during the filming of any of these videos.
Liv on the Sled-Cam (note the people running out of our path)
Mikey goes for a Swim (he makes a big splash at the end)
Hope you enjoy these few choices from my “funny” file. Build a “funny” file for yourself.