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You Have an Awesome Sense of Humor

Awsome sense of humor“You Have an Awesome Sense of Humor” by Joan Y. Edwards

This is Day 9 of Say Good Things February.

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Do you have an awesome sense of humor? My answer for you follows:

You have an awesome sense of humor. You see the funny side of things. You tell jokes well. You accept yourself as you are. You help others relax because you accept them as they are. You explain things in a way that lightens the spirits of others so that they can laugh about things close to their hearts. You are sensitive to the feelings of others. You perceive comical things and situations. You are able to laugh at yourself. You make certain that you laugh with others, not at them. You are witty. You laugh easily and often.

Repeat these statements with “I” rather than “You” to make them true affirmations for you.

I have an awesome sense of humor. I see the funny side of things. I tell jokes well. I accept yourself as I am. I help others relax around me because I accept them as they are. I explain things in a way that lightens the spirits of others so that they laugh about things close to their hearts. I am sensitive to the feelings of others. I perceive comical things and situations. I laugh at myself. I make certain that I laugh with others, not at them. I am witty. I laugh easily and often.

Your subconscious mind will lead you to make it true. Believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s possible. You have to believe it’s true. Believe in you. Love yourself. Love your sense of humor.

I haven’t perfected these items either but I enjoy being able to break things down into simple steps that make it easy for others to understand. 

I haven’t always had a sense of humor about myself and my imperfections. I hate it when I make a mistake and can’t laugh about it. Usually it takes time passing and a friend giving me a different way of looking at it to let go and laugh and then make plans on how to keep this particular situation from happening again.

What helped give me a sense of humor? A year in my life as a young adult gave me the acceptance as a professional typist and a person that enabled me to be able to laugh at myself.

Feel free to laugh with me. Here’s what happened.

In 1959 I worked at the Pentagon for almost a year in the DCSLOG Division of the Army. It was this branch of the army that kept track of the total numbers of items that it owned…trucks, flour, sugar, uniforms, tanks, etc.

Lt. Col. Solossi was my boss. He called me “Ginger.” In his words, “You aren’t sweet enough to call you “Sugar” and you’re not sour enough to call you a Lemon. You’re a little spicy, so I’m going to call you, “Ginger.”

One particular day it was my job to type speeches for the full Colonel who might be over the DSCLOG Division. I typed it and went to lunch. Upon my return, Lt. Col. Solossi called me into his office. Here’s the dialogue:

“Ginger, did you proof-read the Colonel’s speech.”

“Oh, yes sir, I did. I read it over really good.” I put my hand in my lap and looked for his response.

“Ginger, did you have someone proof read the Colonel’s speech with you?”

‘No, sir.” At this point, I figured I was in big trouble. Something must have been wrong with the speech I typed. I hung my head.

Lt. Col. Solossi said, “In the future, I want you to have Ruth proof read your work.”

Lt. Col. Solossi looked at me. Then he took the speech in his hands. “The Colonel practiced his speech. This is how he said it went. “In order to obtain, in order to obtain, in order to obtain, to obtain.”

The Colonel laughed and laughed, then he said, “What the heck is this? Some kind of song?” Then he brought the speech to me.”

“Oh, no! Give it to me. I’ll retype it.”

Ruth has already retyped it.

I said, “I’ll be more careful next time. I’ll have Ruth to proofread everything with me. Thank you.

Lt. Col. Solossi said, “I know you will, Ginger.”

It was so great that the Colonel didn’t ask for me to be fired. He had a sense of humor and laughed about it. Lt. Col. Solossi didn’t fire me. He gave me a plan to carry out improvement. What was so vitally important was that they accepted me in spite of my error. That was very honoring and filled me with joy. It also was the beginning of my ability to laugh at myself.

My grandmother Meyer (Mother Meyer) had a wonderful sense of humor. She laughed when she spray painted her new coat “red” when she used spray paint instead of spray perfume.

My grandfather Bruffey (PaPa) could make you laugh. He would draw cute little drawings and take your picture and send the picture to you with  your name like “Franny, who lights up the world…or Jenny Gal, whose beauty would make a bulldog break his chain.” He gave people unique names. He called a teenage boy who was very tall, “High Pockets.”

A sense of humor is a trait to treasure. It will add years to your life and give joy to you and others around you. Celebrate you and your sense of humor.

Here are 4 blogposts I think you’ll enjoy:

  1. Daniela Tempesta. “3 Things You Can Do to Improve your Mood in 2 Minutes:” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-tempesta-lcsw/mood-booster_b_4268889.html/
  2. Joan Y. Edwards. “Laugh: It’s Healing:” https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com/2010/12/15/laugh-its-healing/
  3. Joshua Lockhart. “5 Ways to Enrich Your Life by Developing a Sense of Humor” http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-enrich-life-developing-sense-humor/
  4. Lindsay Holmes. “6 Signs You Have a Good Sense of Humor:” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/29/good-sense-of-humor_n_5731418.html

I hope that you find that using affirmations gives you a stronger belief in you, your skills, abilities, and positive experiences. Thanks for reading my blog. I hope you’ll share with others. Free to ask questions and tell me your ideas in the comment area. I’d love to hear from you!

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10 Responses

  1. My beautiful cousin Joan, Thank you for your kind words.Sharing with you made feel so very treasured.
    I had never seen your blog before.So very happy to have found the special words.Lovingly,Jenny Gal

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    • Dear Jenny Gal,
      Thank you for writing. I’m glad you’ve visited my blog. You’re welcome for my sharing about Papa telling that you were beautiful. You are still beautiful.
      Have a fun day. Celebrate you and your sweet self.

      Never Give Up
      Your Cousin,

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  2. Joan,
    Thank goodness for a sense of humor. I believe your Grandfather Bruffey and my grandfather must have been cut from the same cloth.

    I loved that your cousin found this post and comments about her. I imagine Grandfather Bruffey is smiling about that. I can also imagine him sending you a photo and drawing. Under the drawing, he might write: Someone who finds ways to outbrighten the sun.

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    • Dear Linda,
      Thank you for writing and responding to every one of my posts. What a great and loyal friend you are!

      I’m glad to know that our grandfathers were similar in handing out compliments to their friends, family, and acquaintances. It is a breath of fresh air to be around people like our grandfathers!

      Thank you for your kind words about my finding ways to outbrighten the sun! I believe that’s a major, major exaggeration and only the slightest bit true, but I’d certainly search the internet to look for ways to make lives easier for my blog followers and others who are in my life.

      Thanks for sharing your sense of humor with me!

      Never Give Up

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      • You’re very welcome. Who me–exaggerate? When? Where? How? Enjoy your bright and shiny ways!

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        • 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  3. Joan,
    I have a “Smile” jar with quotes and affirmations in it. When I opened one today, I thought about you.
    “She had one of those panty-hose-on-backwards days. You know, the kind when you don’t know if you’re going or coming.–Erma Brombeck
    I love laughing about those backwards days with you.”
    Laughter is the best medicine. I enjoyed this post.

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    • Dear Joy,
      What a neat idea to have a “Smile” jar with quotes and affirmations in it. Thanks for saying the one today reminded you of me. I absolutely love Erma Bombeck’s words. She was so witty and could make you laugh for several minutes with one sentence. http://humorwriters.org/ has set up humor workshops in her honor. They sell out fast. I’ve been thinking. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to do it?

      There were a few days I’ve had when I didn’t know if I was coming or going. Evidently because on day when I was teaching, I looked in the mirror in the bathroom and noticed I had my shirt on backwards. So I switched it around. No one said anything if they noticed.

      You have an awesome sense of humor. Thanks for sharing it with me.

      Never Give Up


  4. I enjoyed this post Joan. It reminds me of my Godfather, Roger. He was always so cheerful despite his own health issues. A good example is when I was at his bedside after a coronary proc we weren’t sure he’d survive. He opened his eyes, saw the worried look on my face and said, “Did you know beer makes you smarter?”. Confused, I asked,” What?”. Roger replied, “It made Bud wiser.” He gave me his usual charming smile and I just had to laugh. I miss him so much but will keep these memories in my heart always. 🙂

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  5. Dear Kathleen,
    Thanks for writing and sharing your story about your Godfather Roger.. He is one who had a sense of well-being about his health even though to us it didn’t sound good. I love the idea that beer made Bud Wiser! So cool. Hmm! I’ll have to share that one with Carl!

    What a gift your Godfather was! He showed you that having a good sense of humor can help you handle sad health issues.

    Celebrate you and your sense of humor,
    Never Give Up


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