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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy April Fools Day - One Single Impression


Week 5 - the prompt is Laughter



Even when there is
nothing clear to laugh about
choosing chuckles can

make the difference
turning things around because
laughter heals us all!

Click for others participating this week.


Because I love this topic ... I can't stop sharing!

Victor Borge thought
"Laughter ... the shortest distance
between two people."

Thought for Today
"the most wasted of all days is one without laughter" e e cummings

23 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful post. I'm right with you and mr cummings! God bless, Storyteller!
Writing in Faith: Poems

Betty said...

And Happy April Foods Day to you. I hope you are having a good one.

I see you got the cartoon and put it on your other blog. It's cute, isn't it I got it through an email someone sent me.

the teach said...

Happy April Fool's Day to you storyteller! Lovely poetry about laughter! :)

The Dream said...

I'm so with you on this - I love to laugh! They say it extends your life by 15 years. Hehehehehehe!

storyteller said...

SandyCarlson – Today seemed the ‘perfect’ day to share an OSI post on laughter here and I’m mulling over possibilities for a second on my other blog, but am trying to do some ‘online housekeeping’ by clearing out posts on Google Reader this morning.

Betty – Yup! Thanks for the cartoon. I put it at the top of the page for today and in the sidebar with a ‘Thanks to Betty’ comment to leave for a while. I needed something as a ‘place holder’ this morning at Small Reflections and it seemed perfect for the day ;--)

the teach – It’s a good day to be ‘retired’ … because kids always played ‘jokes’ on me all those years in the classroom! LOL

Dream – Hey you! ‘Tis good to see you ‘out and about’ in the Blogosphere again and I’m happy to spread a bit of ‘laughter’ always ;--)

I appreciate your visit today and hope you’re having a delightful April Fool’s Day!
Hugs and blessings,

Raven said...

Happy April Fool's Day... Wonderful thoughts and poems about laughter. All so true.

Teri C said...

Lovely words. I can hear that you love laughing.

Pearl said...

shortest distance, exactly. a good hearty laugh can cure just about anything.

andrée & Michael said...

I love these. They are clear and straight forward and make total sense to me. So why hadn't I realized any of this before! (I guess I needed your poetry to remind me).

Mama Zen said...

Happy April Fool's Day, Storyteller! I hope that you get at least one good laugh!

yertle said...

I love this. Thanks!

Joyce said...

Hello, Storyteller,
The Victor Borge quote is so clever and true. :)
Thank you for your kind words over at my blog.

Karen said...

Laughter is often the only thing that keeps me sane!

spacedlaw said...

Laughter is the best remedy we have against everything.

storyteller said...

Raven – I appreciate your encouraging words today and love, love, love your responses to this week’s prompt.

Teri C – Thanks … I do love to laugh and believe it to be ‘healing’ … as do you ;--)

Pearl – I’m giggling about your ‘pickle’ post as I try to type (making lots of typos I have to stop and correct) … but am delighted at the way your OSI offering elicited laughter. Thanks also for introducing me to the Spring 2008 Haiku blog with your link.

Andree & Michael – What a lovely comment to leave for me … thank you!

MamaZen – Delightfully, I had many more than one good laugh and am looking forward to many more.

Yertle – You’re quite welcome!

Joyce – I loved Victor Borge … got to see him perform ‘live’ several years back at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, and enjoyed turning his ‘quote’ into a ‘ku here.

Karen – Amen! If we could all remember this in times of trouble, there would be less ‘drama’ and ‘stress’ in our lives.

Spacedlaw – You are so correct about this … and we’re all better off for knowing ;--)

I appreciate all of your comments so very much. Thanks for visiting and may you find and share laughter wherever you go today.
Hugs and blessings,

qualcosa di bello said...

your words are just lovely...& chock-full of wisdom

Sandy C. said...

Oh what a lovely haiku for April 1st :) Laughter is best medicine! Hope you had a lovely day.

One More Believer said...

beautiful... laughter heals indeed!!..

MyBellavia said...

Laughing on a daily basis is good medicine for all! It does make a difference!

Your poem is so true!

Mike Golch said...

Great posting as usual.Storryteller.I truely hope that you had a blessed day yesterday and have one today as well.

Eve said...

I love to laugh - it seems to put everything right.

yertle said...

Love the links between laughter and healing and laughter and connection. It seems so true. It reminds of the time I couldn't stop laughing while I was teaching. A student did something humorously disruptive and I couldn't hold it in. Oddly I can't remember what he did, but I can remember the great laugh we all had that day and how fresh everything seemed afterwards. The students are always so surprised when the teacher does something human.

storyteller said...

qualcosa de bello – I appreciate your feedback and perspective.

Sandy – April 1st seemed like a good day to respond to this OSI prompt. I’m glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the lovely wishes.

One More Believer – Thanks … and your piece with the Annie Lieberman baby photo was perfection ;--)

My Bellavia – Yes … and so do the ‘familial’ connections you wrote of in your OSI piece this week which was lovely!

Mike – Thanks for your visit, kind words, and good wishes.

Eve – Ah … how true! If we could only remember this simple truth in times of trouble, life could be simpler and more joy filled.

Yertle – Your lovely story shared reminds me of similar experiences in the classroom. Not only are students surprised by such ‘human’ responses from adults, frequently a tensely difficult situation can shift and/or resolve itself … almost effortlessly.

Finding your comments this morning brought smiles to me as I revisited the post I left last week … so thank you all!
Hugs and blessings,