Humour and Happiness

Humour and Happiness

“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

I know how to laugh. 

I know how to chuckle when reading a P.G. Wodehouse novel.

 I knew how to stuff my mouth with a handkerchief when a teacher made a blooper, such as, ‘India has many breeds of buffalo- male, female and so on.’

I knew how to laugh out loud when a clown tripped over a bucket in the circus arena.

A Physics teacher back in school always injected humour into his classes, sometimes at his own expense, but mostly at ours. But he did it in such a way that you wouldn’t even feel offended by it. I still recall his definition of Diffusion, some 28 years later. 
Imagine you are at a party. You’ve had your fill to eat. You realise you’ve overeaten and that something else will happen very soon. You look around and let it rip, silently. Within seconds, everyone’s noses are screwed up. THAT, boys and girls, is Diffusion.

I do my best with my daughter. I make sure she has her dose of laughter daily. It’s a necessary part of existence.

Laughter has filled my life, thanks to my parents, my friends and family, and today, my circle of bloggers. 

Without it, Life would be a very awkward journey indeed.


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Written for the A to Z 2014 Challenge

H is for Humour and Happiness

My theme for the month is : Introspection in shades of 11

Today, I recommend Carol Graham’s post H is for Hiding
where she talks about a lovely dog called Sinky


Also linking this to the Ultimate Blog Challenge for April

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  1. So so true Shailaja.. humour is one thing we cannot do without :). And LOL at the teacher who found a way to never let you forget the meaning of diffusion!

  2. Very lively, this post is 😉 Aah, the bloopers at school 🙂 I had a sir who once told us, “all girls queue on the right, all boys on the left and the rest of them in the middle “…. seriously, he did 😀

  3. Humor has never failed me. I use it in relationships, business and my writing. It sustains me. Raised a very funny daughter that makes everyone laugh as well. Good post!

  4. Shailaja this was a happy fun post! Smiling all the way 🙂 🙂 Your Physics teacher knew how to keep the subject interesting! It is imp to be able to laugh easily and whole-heartedly!

  5. Its so true..laughter is the best medicine and what better way to teach a tough subject like physics…..:)…..this is one thing i keep telling my daughter…smile and the world smiles with u..cry and u cry alone

  6. Hehehe! This is such an awesome post! Quote you have shared is so positive and then various instances! Yes I love to laugh and touch wood I have my mother's genes in this regard! I had taught a class too for sometime, and with the mention of your physics teacher – I remembered how I used to make mine laugh at their expense too… 😉

  7. I signed up as an email follower to your blog, because I didn't understand the other ways to join. But now I'll look forward to your post in my inbox each day. Also, but I should let you know I just shared your post on Facebook – because when I read about diffusion, I laughed so hard I just had to share it. Thanks for the laugh.
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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