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Laughter May 29, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Less IS More, Life Balance.

A new to me quote you might enjoy:

It was her habit to build laughter out of inadequate materials.  

~ John Steinbach, The Grapes of Wrath (thanks, JoyRoses!)

And a couple of “oldies, but goodies”:

We do not laugh because we are happy . . . we are happy because we laugh.

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

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Tippy Gnu - May 29, 2018

I don’t know. Those quotes are just laughable, to me.

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

My work here is done!

2. L. Marie - May 29, 2018

Love both, but especially the Steinbeck quote. It is really poignant.

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

Laughter is so good for us . . . especially when we have to be creative in its construction.

3. Joanne Sisco - May 29, 2018

ahhh – but to be that kind of person who can make laughter from inadequate materials! That’s a happy life.

Love the picture 😃

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

Thanks, Joanne. We found that smiling totem on Sanibel Island.

I agree. Creating laughter out of “nothing” is a handy habit to have ~ one that pays real dividends.

4. joyroses13 - May 29, 2018

🙂 Great post and yes, that Steinback quote really struck me. I loved it glad you enjoyed it as well!

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

I’ve never read The Grapes of Wrath ~ I wonder whether it’s chockfull of quotable quotes? 😀

joyroses13 - May 29, 2018

I was thinking the same thing. 🙂 I may have to pick it up!

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

I just checked it out . . . I think it might be “too much” for me. Here’s why:

In a 1939 letter, John Steinbeck wrote that his goal for The Grapes of Wrath was “to rip a reader’s nerves to rags.”

5. laurakelly2 - May 29, 2018

Made my morning 🙂 Thank you!

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

Yay! Hope you have a good afternoon too!

6. Tiny - May 29, 2018

Love the first quote, in particular. Dylan is a master in that art…makes me laugh at his silly tricks every day.

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

Animals are great at eliciting laughter! Glad that Dylan is a master at making you laugh.

Tiny - May 29, 2018

This is particularly true at times when he senses I’m sad. He will do something really funny 🙂

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

I’m glad Dylan’s able to sense when you need a “cheer up.” That’s the best kind of pet/friend to have.

7. Debra - May 29, 2018

I love the Steinbeck quote and you REALLY pleased me with it. We just returned from a visit this weekend to the National Steinbeck Center…all things John Steinbeck. Serendipity!

nrhatch - May 29, 2018

Awesome! Love a bit of synchronicity & serendipity!

8. Kate Crimmins - May 30, 2018

Keep on smiling!

nrhatch - May 30, 2018

Yes! (Even while waiting, with extreme patience, for dental work to be completed.)

Kate Crimmins - May 30, 2018

Now that’s a tough one! 🙂

nrhatch - May 31, 2018

It is!

9. roughwighting - May 31, 2018

Oh, I love that Steinbeck quote. No I have not heard of it before I even though I did read that book long ago. In my dance class the instructor makes us laugh every session. It’s good for the soul and it also tightens up abdominal muscles!! 😆

nrhatch - May 31, 2018

Laughing is great exercise . . . and it’s fun! Glad you enjoyed the Steinbeck quote.

10. Val Boyko - June 9, 2018

Its good to catch up again!

nrhatch - June 9, 2018

Welcome back!

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