Lost: Bea’s Sense of Humor

Bea Boomer’s Vital Aging Project – Day 58– 5/15/15

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Bea’s Buzz for Friday: 

Lost – One Sense of Humor

Last Seen – May 10th, 2015

Reward $$ Offered for its Return! 

Please help Bea!  She’s lost her sense of humor. Really.  It’s causing her to take herself WAY too seriously and life seems so darned difficult!  Hopefully, she’s just misplaced it, like she misplaces her car keys and such (you know, this aging thing).  If Bea has lost her sense of humor completely, she’s simply doomed to a miserable life.

 She last saw her sense of humor while reading the Sunday newspaper. Silly woman, instead of checking out the Comics section, a gloom-and-doom headline caught her eye and just like that, her sense of humor walked out the door.

Then she noticed more bad news, and more and more and yikes, her sense of humor was running like heck down the road just to get away from Bea’s crabby self.

c166960_s  Oh, this is worse than just crabby – much worse!

Bea has to find her sense of humor as soon as possible.  Heck, everyone knows that humor makes our life struggles less difficult to bear and eases our stress.  

Laughter:

  • Relaxes us
  • Boosts our immune system
  • Releases endorphins (you know, those “feel good” chemicals)
  • Protects our heart
  • Helps defuse arguments
  • Enhances our friendships 
  • And so much more!

Bea has searched everywhere and now she’s getting desperate. There’s only one thing she can do! She needs to make herself laugh! But how?

Please help her, readers. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Need more encouragement to maintain your own sense of humor? 

 

 

 

Bea’s Wellness Beat: April is National Humor Month

April is National Humor Month. I’ll bet you don’t know the history of this month-long celebration, do you?

So here’s the scoop:

National Humor Month was founded 38 years ago, by a funny guy by the name of Larry Wilde.  Believe it or not, Larry is the Director of the Carmel Institute of Humor.

He wants us to laugh, regularly.  He also wants to boost our awareness of how important laughing is.  Want to find out more?

Visit the National Humor Month website.

Some of the benefits of a laugh, a giggle, a chuckle, a guffaw:

  • A laugh with co-workers relieves the day-to-day stress of the workplace
  • A laugh about a shared experience with friends keeps that friendship strong
  • Shared laughter breaks the ice when we meet someone new
  • Feeling tense?  Watch something funny:  Your whole body will relax
  • Laughter can enhance your immune system, promote a sense of well-being (by releasing endorphins) and help your heart.

It just makes us feel good. And in this crazy world, we need that!

Want to get your laugh for the day?

Funny photos – Imgur

The Onion 

I Can Has Cheezburger 

Always great for a laugh:  Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show 

A few good quotes: 

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. (William James)

When humor goes, there goes civilization. (Erma Bombeck)

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused. (Shirley MacLaine)

For Further Reading:

How to Enhance your Sense of Humor

Norman Lear on Laughter, Longevity and Love for USA