The characteristic I like most about myself is I can always laugh, even in the middle of a disaster. I find this tendency is the key to my sanity, although some people might question my sanity when I laugh so hard that I almost fall off my chair. I laugh at myself, my nine children and my husband. Perhaps I…… Continue reading The Key To Sanity
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie ten Boom Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit. Yet worry is ingrained in our nature from the…… Continue reading Worry,Anxiety and Laughter
Meanwhile in Canada… Go to Canada, they said. You will have fun, they said. Notice the last image with the snow on the patio furniture? Looks like our house, only our snow is deeper!
Quotes to make you laugh and keep life in perspective When I feel at my wit’s end. This one makes me laugh and cuts through my stress. One in four people is mentally unbalanced. Think of three friends. If they seem fine, …… Continue reading Laughing at Myself
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. . . I am linking up with Karen at Book Marks By Karen Mesa .Every Wednesday she posts Wednesday Quotables. Come link up with us . Humour Helps every situation. Come laugh away the winter blues and stress and strain of living. “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” Charles Dickens. “If you… Continue reading Wednesday Quotables: Laughter
There is an old saying that you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. This adage is especially true when we need insight into our own characters because there is nothing like laughter to sneak past our defense mechanisms. A good joke is worth ten heavy-handed sermons to teach us about ourselves, parenting and to… Continue reading Friendship Friday : Laughing My Way To Wisdom
No matter how organized I tried to be, some days ended up chaotic, filled with crying babies, sick kids, mud baths, snarky teens, funny faces, too many shoes, inedible meals, kid stunt men, endless laundry and broken water pipes. I decided early in my mothering career that I might as well laugh and let all… Continue reading You Might As Well Laugh…
Last year, someone on Blogher suggested that writers should enlighten their readers by revealing odd facts about themselves. A challenge went out and at least ten writers posted their lists on Blogher. Well, to end the year on a reflective note, here is my list of humourous, and/or thoughtful insights about the person behind my blog-…… Continue reading A Challenge: Reveal The Person Behind Your Blog
Daily Prompt Photographers, artists, poets: show us JOYFUL. The greatest gift I have ever received is a gift of joy, a gift of laughter. I can laugh in the face of the absurd. I can laugh in the face of tragedy. I can laugh at myself. I can laugh at the antics, messes and work…… Continue reading Laughing Belly Laughs
“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ― Corrie ten Boom Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit,yet it is ingrained in our nature …… Continue reading Worry? Laugh? YOU Choose
As a mother of nine kids, people often ask me, “How on earth did you manage without any help? ” So I present a list of my top ten tips for a happy family life . 1. Focus on the joy of parenting, not on everything we are giving up to raise a family 2. Mothers, remember, we have one…… Continue reading 10 Tips for Parents from Mother of Nine9
Ah, farm life. Fresh air, plenty of room for children to run and play safely with a kind of freedom that is not possible in modern cities. Our children played more like children of generations past, building forts, scooping up minnows, catching tiny tree frogs and jumping in the hay loft. There were negative aspects to this…… Continue reading Remember: One Mud Bath Per Year
Humor is infectious, especially roaring laughter. Not only that, when laughter is shared, it brings people together by breaking down social barriers, self-consciousness and facilitates intimacy. It triggers healthy physical changes in the body by strengthening our immune system, boosting energy, diminishing pain and stress. “Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to…… Continue reading Laughter
Daily Prompt: Toot Your Horn Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favourite thing about yourself. My favourite thing about myself is that I can always laugh, even in the middle of a disaster. I find that this tendency is the key to my sanity, although some people might…… Continue reading I Can Laugh in the Face of Tragedy
MENTAL KUNG-FU is my family’s term for stressful thinking or over analyzing. Just saying the words, makes us laugh and stops crazy thinking.