Friday, August 8, 2008

Fun Friday, Laugh, You'll Be Healthier If You Do

Laugh...I mean really laugh. All the medical experts agree that our bodies get a great jolt of life when we laugh. So, I am setting myself up to intentionally laugh often. Remember, you have landed on Thrive Christians; we're into really living!!!


Bill, Jim, and Scott were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the top of a 75 story sky scraper.

After a long day of meetings they were shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel were broken and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room.

Bill said to Jim and Scott, "Let's break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I'll tell jokes for 25 flights, and Jim can sing songs for 25 flights, and Scott can tell sad stories the rest of the way."

At the 26th floor Bill stopped telling jokes and Jim began to sing. At the 51st floor Jim stopped singing.

Then Scott began to tell sad stories. "I will tell my saddest story first," he said. "I left the room key in the car!"


This is supposed to be a true story from a Georgia trooper. A law enforcement friend said it probably is:

A highway partrolman pulled over a man for speeding slightly over the speed limit. On checking the violater's driver's license he noticed a Juggling Event flyer in the seat showing the driver as the star of the show.

The Trooper told the driver he was fascinated by juggling, and if the driver would do a little juggling for him that he wouldn't give him a ticket. The driver told the Trooper that he had sent all of his equipment on ahead and didn't have anything to juggle.

Checking his patrol car trunk, the trooper pulled out some flares and asked if he could juggle them. With a nod, the juggler lit the three flares and began to hurl them in the air.

While the man was doing his juggling act, a car pulled in behind the patrol car. A drunk good old boy got out and watched the performance briefly. Then he walked over to the patrol car, opened the rear door and got in.

The Trooper was baffled. He ran over to the patrol car. He opened the door and asked the drunk what he thought he was doing.

The drunk replied, "You might as well take me to jail; 'cause there ain't no way I can pass that sobriety test."


To close today, may I offer you a series of church outdoor signs: has been inspiration for some of the humor here today. Check them out; they have some funny stuff ... lots of humor. I want to give them credit; but I also want you to know places to visit to plan to laugh when you don't see anything in your life that's funny.



Dorothy Champagne said...

I Love Fun Friday!!

On Purpose said...

Visiting today via Three girly girlz!

I am so blessed to have joined Fun Friday...I love to laugh!

Thank you!

Joanne said...


I just loved this post today. It made me laugh. I am going to share the juggling joke with my hubby today.

I love your heart to find the joy and laughter in life. The family I grew up in could laugh about anything. It is a gift that God gave us, so when we have gone through heartaches together, even in those times we could find the humor.

Hugs, Joanne

Joyful said...

Thanks for the laughs!!! I can't wait to share these stories with my husband and teenage son.

I have to say though, a few weeks ago I experienced severe pain in my right side AFTER laughing hysterically. I went to the Dr's after days of discomfort. Can you believe that I laughed so hard I triggered an inflamed rib condition?? SERIOUSLY!!!!

Taking it easy, but still laughing,

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.