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Plot Twist January 25, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Joke, Life Balance.

Tigger-PogoA wise man at a lecture cracked a joke.  Everyone laughed.

He told the joke again and fewer people laughed.

He told it a third time and no one laughed.

When there was no laughter left, he smiled and said:

“We can’t laugh at the same joke again and again and again . . . so why do we insist on crying about the same thing again and again and again?”

When something bad happens, just yell “Plot Twist” and move on.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  Funny Quotes About Life (Google)




1. Rainee - January 25, 2017

Wise words Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - January 25, 2017

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

2. Ally Bean - January 25, 2017

Love it. Will do henceforth.

nrhatch - January 25, 2017

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” ~ William Arthur Ward

3. Val Boyko - January 25, 2017

Plot twist is terrific!! I will use this one.
Creating stories + plot twists + going with what comes up = Life.
Good luck with the new plot 💛

nrhatch - January 25, 2017

Thanks, Val! Here’s to going with the flow!

Val Boyko - January 25, 2017

As always .. it really is the best advice 💛

4. Under the Oaks - January 25, 2017

True… wise words,Nancy!

nrhatch - January 25, 2017

Life is better with laughter!

5. Bun Karyudo - January 25, 2017

That’s such a good and wise story, Nancy. (Of course, in the days of Vaudeville, he could have built an entire career telling the same joke again and again.) 🙂

nrhatch - January 25, 2017

Haha! Vaudeville + tired corny jokes = perfect together!

6. Tippy Gnu - January 25, 2017

Good lesson.

nrhatch - January 25, 2017

A day without laughter is a day wasted!

7. Jill Weatherholt - January 25, 2017


nrhatch - January 25, 2017

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. ~ J.B. Priestley

8. colonialist - January 25, 2017

Some people, though, are only happy when they’re unhappy.
Like that old parody: ‘When you’re happy and your eyes are always der-ry-ee, don’t you know that it’s the thing to sob and sigh-ee … wipe off that smile, and weep awhile … don’t be a snob, sit down and sob, c’mon and cer-ry-ee!’

nrhatch - January 25, 2017

I much prefer: “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!”

colonialist - January 26, 2017

Theatre performers would endorse that!

9. L. Marie - January 26, 2017

Wow. That was profound!

nrhatch - January 26, 2017

Glad it resonates with you, Linda.

10. anotherday2paradise - January 26, 2017

Love this wise advice, Nancy. Why on earth do we keep playing the same sad movie over and over in our heads? Such ‘silly billies’ we are. 🙂 xx

nrhatch - January 26, 2017

Yes!!! I am getting better at catching myself mid-thought and changing the channel with a couple of quick questions:

“Is this thought helpful? Will it make me happy or help me find a solution?”

If not, I think of something else to think about.

anotherday2paradise - January 26, 2017


11. Debra - January 29, 2017

Wow! Such simple wisdom! I like this. 🙂

nrhatch - January 29, 2017

Me too! It reminds us to step into the role of detached observer where we more easily see that this too shall pass.

12. Tiny - February 4, 2017

Great advice, Nancy! Movin’ on now.

nrhatch - February 4, 2017

Just thinking “plot twist” interjects a little (much needed) levity into the mix.

Tiny - February 4, 2017

Oh yes!

13. Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - February 6, 2017

Wise words, Nancy! Words everyone could need to hear once or twice…. or a thousand times.

nrhatch - February 6, 2017

Most of us would get bored reading books & watching movies with no tension, conflict, or challenges for the characters to circumnavigate.

Maybe we would feel the same in our own lives if we had no “potholes” to maneuver around or mountains to climb?

Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes - February 6, 2017

You are so correct! To me the quote made me think off that we should not live in the past and cry over things it’s impossible to change… I like your version too 🙂

nrhatch - February 6, 2017

My interpretation mirrors your own.

Once we accept the “plot twists” of life, there is no need to keep crying over things we cannot change . . . like the past.

14. Joanne Sisco - February 13, 2017

Brilliant! This is going to be a keeper 🙂

PLOT TWIST! I can’t even say it without laughing 🙂

nrhatch - February 13, 2017

That’s my reaction too! It just makes me GRIN!

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