I love listening to the wisdom of my older friends. There is a wealth of information and insight that only older folks understand. In my new book, “Bury Me with My Pearls,” I talk about those precious pearls of wisdom. Here is a good one: “Facebook? I’m so old I need a Ouija Board to contact my friends.”
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine……” “Sometimes,” says Roger Rabbit, “the only weapon we have is a laugh.” Amen. I have always heard that tragedy plus time equals comedy. My question is, “Can you find the humor?” No disrespect meant when horrible things happen but humor and levity can be healing. One of my dearest friends pre-maturely lost her husband to cancer. As we watched and waited in the hospital for the inevitable, she looked and me and said, “I just hope he does sit up in bed and yell out the name of his old girlfriend.” I knew, right then, she was going to be ok.
Even in the most sedate of places, humor can be found. At our church, Harmony United Methodist, our pianist is very talented but also very deaf. No kidding, she cannot hear. Last week, our new hottie choir guy went over to her to help with a hymn and when he sat down on the piano bench our super-senior pianist yelled (cause that is what she does), “I DID NOT MEAN TO BE FRESH AND GRAB YOU THERE.” The following Sunday we were trying out another young man to play the piano and, bless his heart, another super senior fainted on top of him. The first thing I thought was that we may have change our church name from Harmony United Methodist to Cougar (or maybe Saber tooth) United Methodist.
So put on your humor eyes and try to find levity and humor every day. It truly is health and healing to your soul
Check out my YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/janeherl and first chapter of my “Pearls” book, https://janeherlong.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/BuryMeWithMyPearls-JaneHerlong-Chapter1.pdf