Archives for laughter

Laughter Can Save Your Life- Just Ask Carol Burnett

For a good laugh, click here or on the picture below to hear Jane’s funny, true story about a “Hokey-Pokey” moment. My mother always said, “Find something to laugh about with that problem. It will help you get through tough times.” Checking out at Bi-Lo or as I call it, the Johnston Mall, I saw an article that caught my eye in Closer magazine. Writer Louise Barile wrote an article entitled “Laughter Saved My Life.” The theme of the article was how Carol Burnett’s comedic gifts helped her survive many heartbreaking family tragedies. “Comedy can save a lot of people’s lives. It saved Continue Reading

Your Mother is Always With You

  Since Mother’s Day is upon us, I thought of some special advice to honor mothers everywhere, and in particular my mother. I miss her every day – her love for me, her laughter and her sense of humor. Here is a poem I found and the author is unknown.  It is touching and meaningful. Your mother is always with you…she’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street; she is the smell of beach in your fresh laundered socks; she’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not well. Your mother lives inside your laughter and she’s crystallized Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Tribute of Encouragement and Humor

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and one thing I miss about my mother was her gift of encouragement. After my mother died I have said many times that a mother is the last person who will defend you regardless of your circumstances. I have jokingly said if I called her and told her that I had murdered someone her response would be, “Well, Honey, I am sure you had a good reason. Would you like to go to lunch?” My mother was very funny, too. Enjoy this Mother’s Day Tribute story about my mother’s sense of humor and her encouragement from Continue Reading

Life's not Fair…Think About the Ta-tas

If I had a dollar for every time I said, “life’s not fair,” to my children, I would be “sittin’ pretty.”  You, too?  How do you explain to a crying young child that this is what to expect FOREVER.  Things will happen that just are not good or fair or right.   This is the second lesson I mention in my book, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us,” that life’s not fair. I would sit behind girls in class and envy their wide bra straps and count how many hooks they had.  I thought about the one pitiful, little hook I used Continue Reading

A Rock and a Clown Nose

A Rock and a Clown Nose I have come to the realization that a rock and a clown nose represent principles of successful living. I discovered this life lesson at the funeral for my dear friend, Eileen Klein. As Eileen lay in her hospital bed nearing death’s door, she asked me to sing at her funeral. The song she chose was “We’ll Meet Again.” Eileen and I have a most unusual relationship of strange humor so I replied. “Yes, Eileen. I will be honored to sing at your funeral but I am singing a song I just wrote entitled, “She Continue Reading