Got Humor?

On one occasion a friend burst into President Abraham Lincoln’s office to tell him that a brigadier general and twelve army mules had been carried off by the Confederate Army.

“How unfortunate!” said Lincoln. “Those mules cost us two hundred dollars apiece!”

President Lincoln was a serious man who had a sense of humor. He once stated, “If I couldn’t laugh, I wouldn’t be able to last in this office for fifteen minutes.”

I agree with President Lincoln.

Yes, America has serious problems such as terrorism, unemployment, economics, wars, etc. And many of these may come crashing down on our heads, but this does not mean we should just sit around, waiting with long faces and sour attitudes. Yipes!

It’s healthy to laugh, especially at ourselves.

Maybe politicians can’t laugh (especially at themselves) because they’re worried how the media will report their actions. And maybe other leaders have the same fears.

Well, phooey on them. We don’t have to follow their examples. Each of us can learn how to cultivate a sense of humor now. It will pay huge dividends in the months and years ahead.

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (Proverbs 17:22 NLT)


Filed under Christianity, Christians, Church, Faith, God, jesus

4 responses to “Got Humor?

  1. Tony

    I’m sorry Larry but, life is just way toooo serious to enjoy! 🙂

  2. Tony,

    Yes, one must be sober-minded, dour and sour at all times.

  3. Oh, Larry! Amen and amen and amen! Laughter doeth good like a medicine. And to stay healthy these days, we all need mega-doses!

  4. seriouswhimsey,

    Your name says it all. Thanks.

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