Humorous Quotes by Terry Pratchett
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one."
"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."
1. The Secret of Laughter
In our lives, almost all of us enjoy happiness, beauty, and love, but also face fear, pain, loss, and frustration. But when down, the best medicine for healing is the simple act of laughter.
Research shows children laugh about 400 times a day, but adults only about 15 times. What a shame when we allow life to become serious as we grow older. But by looking for opportunities for laughter, we can improve emotional health, find greater happiness, and even add years to our lives.
Nothing works faster to bring mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Laughter brings these physiological benefits to the body:
Strengthens the immune system
Lowers stress hormones
Protects the heart
Adds joy to life
Eases anxiety and tension
Connects us to others
Helps release anger
Even in difficult times, a laugh – or even a smile - can go a long way towards making us feel better. And laughter is contagious; just hearing laughter primes the brain and readies us to smile and join in the fun.
Laughter allows us to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. The more laughter we bring into our lives, the happier we and those around us will feel.
And most laughter doesn’t come from hearing jokes, but from simply spending time with friends and family. It’s this social aspect that plays such an important role in the health benefits of laughter.
Laughter is a part of life that is innate in all of us. We need to incorporate humour and laughter into the fabric of life. When you hear laughter, move towards it.
Spend time with fun, playful people, who routinely find humour in everyday events - people who laugh, both at themselves and at life’s absurdities.
Avoid negative people and news stories, entertainment, or conversations that make you sad or unhappy. When something negative happens, try to make it a humorous anecdote that will make others laugh.
Find your inner child. Don’t go a day without laughing. Laughter takes you to a higher place, where you can view the world from a happy, joyful perspective.
2. On Sunday
A simple, beautiful, thought-provoking, short film. The sense of wonder and mystery that gives life a spark... The facial expression at the end says it all...
3. The Jigsaw of Life
Here in our shire, summer has given way to autumn. There's a sharpness in the air, and the nights are drawing in. It's a time for candle light, cosy blankets, and a story or two as the season settles into its own rhythm.
It's strange to think that we are about to enter the last three months of the year. Time flies, so it does, and all those yesterdays are but pieces of a jigsaw puzzle yet to be completed. How will the picture look when it's finished? Will it be beautiful, a work of art, a masterpiece?
Every piece of the puzzle that makes up life as we know it is important. Every piece, whether bright or gloomy, offers a clue - a hint of the bigger picture. Every piece connects us to the next until we see the rich, interwoven tapestry of life.
We each have our very own jigsaw puzzle. Depending upon beliefs, the picture is either already created or it's a blank canvas, ready for each piece to be given shape, colour and form as we go along. Either way, we can choose how we put this jigsaw puzzle together, and whether we do so with grace, love, optimism and joy. And there is something profoundly beautiful about that.
May the abundant pieces of your life be full of magical moments.
Wishing you lots of love and laughter,
P.S. Sherlock Holmes and his friend Watson go camping. They pitch up their tent and fall asleep. A few hours later, they both wake up.
"Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."
"I see millions and millions of stars, my dear Holmes."
Holmes: "Tell me what that means Watson."
Watson: "Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time-wise, it appears to be a quarter past three. Theologically, it is evident that the Lord is all powerful and that we are insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?"
Holmes is silent for a moment, then speaks, "Watson, you idiot, someone has stolen our tent."
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