Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. William James
Yesterday I began the morning with the intention of “seeing beauty.”
I thought I might take a walk in the art museum’s garden. Instead I spent the morning with elementary age children looking for bugs and vegetables in the community youth garden.
I thought I might visit the artist-in-residence site where two friends are working. Instead I wrote and read in my own living room.
I thought I kind of knew what to expect after posting yesterday’s blog. But Ivonprefontaine reblogged my Tuesday post on his site. Wham…sixty “likes”…and then Tamrahjo reblogged last Thursday’s post…more hits.
I know very little about looking for beauty. It is all around me!
So today, in honor of yesterday’s surprises, I post a quote on humor. Hold on, girl. This could be good.
- Choose Humor (orlandoespinosa.wordpress.com)
Word Origin: From the Latin ridiculus (facetious, laughable)
Purpose: This incantation is used to get rid of a Bogart – a creature that assumes the form of a person’s greatest fear. Prior to casting the spell, the wizard/witch must visualize the Bogart doing or being something humorously ridiculous. The laughter this causes will banish the Boggart
Example: In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, while in the Triwizard maze, Harry successfully cast this spell upon a boggart.
Here is a magic spell I plan on using today in the doctor’s waiting room, the Toyota “customer service” room and an eighth grade language arts class. While certainly not expecting my greatest fear to show up, these could be good places to practice.
Above all else: go out with a sense of humor. It is needed armor. Joy in one’s heart and some laughter on one’s lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. ~Hugh Sidey
Hide your craziness behind a beautiful smile. And don’t worry, that’s all you need. Paulo Coelho
Words are but the signs of ideas. Samuel Johnson
Look behind you, Saver of Trees. I think something’s asking for your help.
The elementary school’s new drug education program. Simple. To the point.
How old is this child? Sign has been posted here for at least 30 years.
Seen any interesting signs lately?