Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
“A sense of humor is essentially a sense of perspective. It is an understanding that comes from a true sense of proportion. Humor is not a matter of laughing at things, but of understanding them. At its highest it is a part of understanding life. It is an ability to see ourselves as we are, and to smile at the comic figure that the biggest of us cuts in strutting across life's stage.” ~ Nivard Kinsella
Gregory David Roberts said, “If fate doesn't make you laugh, you just don't get the joke.” What's not expected... fate is full of that.
“By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou; encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.” ~ Joseph Collins
Many of us believe that we need to keep a tight lid on our emotions. We fear that if we ever allow these emotions to be expressed, they will do serious damage, we will be exposed. Humor depends on being exposed. Let it all out!
“Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.” ~ Khalil Gibran
Intellect without humor, feeling, spontaneity and humility is out of touch and of little value.
“I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.” ~ Maya Angelou
Why would you not laugh? Feeling guilty, not listening, feeling insulted, not understanding, supercilious, hostile, etc.
“If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.” ~ Jennifer James
Every time you can find some humor in a difficult situation, you win. As Brad Garrett says, "Humor is healing."
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Life and Laundry ~ by Robin L. Silverman
Everything you need to know about renewing your life and reviving your spirit you can learn from your laundry. Continues...