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Laughter Lights The Way March 5, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Mindfulness.

IMGP1786bWhenever possible, be funny:

Wine improves with age.  
Age improves with wine.  
Life improves with laughter.

If you can’t be funny, be fresh:

Rather than allowing our thoughts, emotions, and past experiences to dictate our re-actions to new events, we can view life with alert curiosity. 

If you can’t be fresh, be relevant:

Through training our minds, with constant effort, we can change our mental perceptions and attitudes.  This can make a real difference in our lives. ~ The Dalai Lama

If you can’t be relevant . . . it’s never too late to shut up.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. suzicate - March 5, 2014

One good thing leads to another, huh?

nrhatch - March 5, 2014

Here’s to being Funny, Fresh, Relevant . . . or Quiet! 😀

2. Grannymar - March 5, 2014

I’m a great fan of laughter, and a glass of wine is not a bad second!

nrhatch - March 5, 2014

Here’s to the light-hearted moments in life!

3. ericjbaker - March 5, 2014

“It’s never too late to shut up.”

I should hire an imp to stand on my shoulder and whisper that to me at relevant times, which is almost any time I’m talking.


nrhatch - March 5, 2014

There are times when my tongue starts wagging before my brain is fully in gear. 😀

4. jannatwrites - March 5, 2014

Hahaha “If you can’t be relevant . . . it’s never too late to shut up.” – what else is there to say? 😆

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

That’s definitely one for me to keep in my “tool box.” 😀

5. Perfecting Motherhood - March 6, 2014

Haha, I know a few people who could follow your last piece of advice! And they don’t…

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

When I’m super tired, the shut off valve doesn’t work ~> I start talking and I can’t shut up. :mrgreen:

Perfecting Motherhood - March 6, 2014

Haha, that’s bad! I think the same goes with drunk people.

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

Yes! Definite parallels to being tipsy and just beyond reach of the MUTE button. 😀

6. Three Well Beings - March 6, 2014

I love that last one! Relevance! Good goal in any conversation. 🙂 And maybe we can stay relevant with alert curiosity. I like to think that curiosity can make us ageless–I keep thinking that anyway. LOL!

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

I’m a decent listener but I look for relevance in comments which is often lacking in whole or part.

Someone starts out with a relevant and interesting tale. Then gets sidetracked by a digression that becomes the new topic of conversation until . . . no! another digression takes them farther and farther down the rabbit hole.

I attempt to steer them back once or twice. After than I start to tune them out and let them wander through their mind brambles at will.

7. diannegray - March 6, 2014

I love the The Dalai Lama quote. The mind itself is very susceptible to suggestion and will believe anything you tell it to believe (good or bad) so that training is a great way to change things :D.

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

Yes! It’s much better to tell ourselves that we are competent and capable (and relevant) than incompetent and incapable (and irrelevant). We’ll get better results. 😉

8. Val Boyko - March 6, 2014

That was a nice morning dose of lightness. Thank you!

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

Thanks for stopping by, Val. Hope your whole day is filled with light.

9. Piglet in Portugal - March 6, 2014

“Wine improves with age.
Age improves with wine.
Life improves with laughter”

Like it! I must remember this 🙂

nrhatch - March 6, 2014

Hi PiP! Long time so see! Quotes on laughter make me smile and fill me with positive energy.

My fave: “We do not laugh because we are happy. We are happy because we laugh.”

Another: “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

10. My Light Bag - March 9, 2014

Laughing changes our energy, it changes our day. I love laughing!

nrhatch - March 9, 2014

We had a mini reunion today ~ 11 of us. The laughing bits were the best bits!

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