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I got a hair cut and it was much shorter than I normal get and one gal asked me about it and I asked her "Do you know the difference between a bad haircut and a good haircut?" She didn't know so I told her - Three weeks.

I got on the scale this morning and it didn't tell me to go away, I was not up nor was I down but at least it didn't be mean to me. Tomorrow is another day.


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Great coping, I cared for a loved one with Alzheimer's. I remember the days were active and full of surprises. Never a dull moment trying to anticipate the next move.
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3/4/14 12:07 P

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My husband has Alzheimer's and if I didn't laugh at the crazy situations he/we get into it would be hell. Fortunately he laughs with me and most of the time isn't mean!

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3/1/14 6:01 P

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I really appreciate the "Happiness" encouragement I receive on my Challenges as I've realized how important it is for us to just let ourselves be happy, if only for 10 mins. a day-it is so good for us! I truly believe also that what you said about humor is necessary in the grieving process. It is amazing to me how much easier it is to grieve together with family, while telling stories and just remembering, in comparison to trying to keep it all inside and working it out that way. May your time with family be blessed and may your memories keep you close!! emoticon .

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Today is the sixth anniversary of my son's death - I'm in Colorado with my daughter (his little sister) and her husband. Life has been very chaotic at home in California for over a year, due to my DH and his Mom's situations.
I needed to get away from the unrelenting stress, and I NEEDED to be with someone who knew Scott almost as well as I did during this difficult week.

This thread is supposed to be about Humor, but so far my post is a downer, right? Well, what I wanted to say was, I was surprised by how much DD and
I laughed today... There were a lot of tears, especially from me as his time of death passed and I remembered the "what if I had" regrets I've worked SO hard to let go of; but we also went out and had a good time together.

DD treated me to the movie "Frozen," and a delicious steak dinner, and we talked and talked and talked for literally hours about everything. It was the kind of day I know she had with her big brother the day before he was killed - when I decided not to go with her to visit him, because I didn't want "Mom's presence" to interfere with their special bond and time together.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, even when you feel like crying - or you already are - let the positive memories in along with the tears! It's not a betrayal of your loved one's loss to remember them and your time together with joy and happiness, even if you feel your heart breaking all over again... The mix of feelings can be confusing, but it's all perfectly "normal"!

Another February 27th, a date I've been dreading, is coming to an end...
DD and SIL are asleep, and I'm heading to bed now too... emoticon

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2/26/14 6:11 P

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laughter is like medicine you can feel better if you laugh daily!

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2/6/14 2:55 A

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... it's like what I reply when people say something about my "great attitude" in the face of the hardships and losses I've experienced:

"I have to laugh... what else am I going to do... Cry?" emoticon emoticon



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2/3/14 5:17 P

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In the mist of CHAOS laugh! emoticon

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2/1/14 11:26 P

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I totally agree that we need humor-I did not really have humor when I was growing up, as a result, when I met my husband, who grew up when wonderful humor in his family, I really had to learn how to respond to humor without taking so much personal! Now I am able to actually laugh at myself without much fear. My sense of humor will never be as developed as some people's, but it's getting better all the time!!!!


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You are absolutely correct! At first I thought this topic was posted on the team I belong to for those who are grieving (Lost a Loved One) - it would fit. I also think NOT being able to laugh at ourselves, our circumstances, our past, et al, is a sure sign of depression.

This comes home to me very clearly when I talk about my son Scott, who was killed almost six years ago. Our memories inevitably lead to tears; but then just as quickly, the tears turn to laughter as we continue to talk about and remember our wonderful times together.

I remember the first time I laughed out loud after Scott died... I suddenly stopped, as it hit me like I'd been punched in the stomach! It felt like a betrayal of my grief and loss; and I was surprised - stunned - that I even had the ability to laugh, no matter what the reason.

But, of course, surviving means one must find the meaning in being alive, and a big part of that is having the strength to live Life to its fullest... and that has to include enjoyment, light-heartedness, and even happiness. It took time, and healing, and work, but I'm there now.

I purposefully take a break, at least a few times a day, to let go of the many stresses facing me in my circumstances. The best way is to find a source of laughter; for example, I talk to DD, or watch TV comedies like BBT or Friends; or in the car, listen to Blue Collar Radio.

Now that scientists have proven laughing releases serotonin and endorphins in our brains, we can definitely say "Laughter IS the best medicine!"
That's my prescription... emoticon



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Laughter is a great medicine! So ....humor makes laughter.


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Humor is one great if not the best to release tension, and emotions .......... and it does not
mean we are being disrespectful at all ........... (I have gotten in trouble before cos I did not go along w/ the crowd and emoticon

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I am one of those people whom you would not invite to a funeral. In the midst of a serious situation I often have to supress laughter because the least little distraction will strike me funny. Even at my own Mother's funeral everyone commented that they had just seen her at the neighborhood restaurant called "THE HASTY TASTY". Well then didn't the priest add to her solemn eulogy that he had just talked to her at The Hasty Tasty? The theme of her fineral became THE HAST TASTY, which I found to be extremely humorous, and it released the pain of her death.

Humor is so beneficial in releasing tension or helping us cope with unpleasant situations. I always become concerned when I lose my sense of humor because it is a sign that I am unhappy.

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