Who doesn’t like a good laugh? Did you know humor and laughter are good for your health? About 3000 years ago, the wisest man to ever live, Solomon said:
“A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing” Proverbs 17:22a AMP
Today, humor and laughter are known to have many positive psychological and physiological health benefits. In addition to providing health to the body and mind, humor also has the benefit of improving learning! As Solomon said, a merry heart (laughter) is good medicine!
I’ve assembled a little humor, some of which includes practical advice for my many writer friends. May it bring you joy and health!
For fellow writers and authors
“Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.” — Christopher Hampton-
“A woman in labor suddenly shouted, ‘Shouldn’t! Wouldn’t! Couldn’t! Didn’t! Can’t!’
‘Don’t worry,’ said the doc. ‘Those are just contractions.’” — Unknown
“If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.” — Kingsley Amis
“I am a writer. If I seem cold, it’s because I am surrounded by drafts.” — Unknown
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do” — Isaac Asimov
“As far as I’m concerned, “whom” is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.” — Calving Trillin
“I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.” Steven Wright
“I wrote a few children’s books. Not on purpose.” — Steven Wright
“It takes an awful lot of time to not write a book.” — Douglas Adams
“There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people…mystery writers and serial killers. I’m the kind that pays better.” — Richard Castle
“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Mark Twain
“The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he’s given the freedom to starve anywhere.” S. J. Perelman
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” — Douglas Adams
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” Terry Pratchett
“It’s a funny thing that when a man hasn’t anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.” Robert Frost
“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.” Oscar Wild
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.” Stephen King
“It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” Jack Kerouac
“From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.” — Winston Churchill
“The freelance writer is a man who is paid per piece or per word or per haps.” Robert Benchley
“The art of writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.” — Mary Heaton Vorse
“This is how you do it: sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard.” Neil Gaiman
“People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.” — Stephen King
“A poet can survive everything but a misprint.” — Oscar Wilde
Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very”, your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” Mark Twain
“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the other one.” — Baltasar Gracián
How can you add some humor to your day?
Jokes are far more available than you may realize. They are available almost everywhere!
If you have a smart speaker type of device with Alexa, ask it to tell you the joke of the day. Sure, they are corny, but the jokes still lighten my mood when I hear them.
Another way is to simply type “joke of the day” into any browser, and you will find plenty of great material to make you laugh.
You can also find many humorous articles written by some great writers on Medium.com.
And lastly, Youtube has thousands of humorous videos, ranging from stage performances to pranks.
If you can add just one laugh into your day, you will improve your health and disposition. While you are at it, why not add some humor to the day of someone you care about, as I can almost guarantee they will appreciate it.
For you and those around you, try it, you’ll like it! In fact, for a quick laugh, check this short video out with the original “Try it, you’ll like it.” bit!”
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