The Funny Side of Life
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth – a sense of humor. – Unknown
I woke up around 4 a.m. this morning and thought of George Costanza – that short, balding chubby guy in Jerry Seinfeld show — and laughed quietly. I didn’t want to wake everyone else. He once said “I love a good nap. Sometimes it’s the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning.” Yay! I love naps too! George was terrible in relationships – couldn’t keep his girl. r[restrict]He loved food… ate an éclair he dished out of a trash can. He said some things that we all wish we could say but ashamed because we don’t want be considered a jerk. He was pretty pathetic! But he was real… remember his parents? You gotta laugh. And then there’s Kramer, an eccentric neighbor with a weird hairdo, and an Aloha shirt doesn’t seem to fit very well. He need not say anything for you to laugh. He just opens the door and we laugh. Elaine, the frustrated working woman… watching her makes me laugh off my frustration as a working woman in the days when I dreamt of marrying a wealthy man so I can go buy good shoes and take longer naps. LOL
I think Seinfeld was indispensable because he made everyone looks really good!
I laughed at George because I know I can be a real jerk, poor in relationships… can’t hang on long enough… probably ADD. I have not eaten an éclair out of a trash can but I do love food. And I can cook, if I may say so. I love naps too! I have been condemned many times because I have said stuff that nice people wouldn’t say. Sometimes I wonder if they like themselves at all.
Laughter is not only good for the body; it’s good for the soul. Psychologically, the ability to see humor in a situation is as important as the laughter, itself. A sense of humor can help you overlook the unattractive, tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the unbearable. A genuine sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to our steps as we walk the tight rope of life. And, if we happen to fall into one of life’s inevitable cesspools, a healthy sense of humor can help us cope.
I was driving my daughter to school one day when I asked her to cremate my body when I die. She wanted to know the kind of urn to use for my ashes. I told her Peanut Butter jar would do just fine. Long silence. Then came the question that cracked the air with laughter, “Mommy, what kind of PB jar do you prefer?” I replied, “Jiff.” LIFE IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. And we will all die anyway.
It doesn’ mean we have to go around laughing at everything. A person with a sense of humor doesn’t make jokes out of life. She only sees the ones that are already there. In other words, you can see the funny side along with the serious side. [/restrict]