Good Humor

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. . . . It is the direct route to serenity and contentment. (Grenville Kleiser, 19th-20th century North American author)

Kleiser also said, “It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression.” In a day when more and more people seem to be suffering from depression, it’s a good challenge for us to be a little more lighthearted and to encourage humor. Ruth Westheimer said, “A lesson taught with humor is a lesson retained.” Whether you’re teaching directly or simply being friendly, try a little humor.

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health. … A cheerful heart is good medicine. (Proverbs 15:30; 17:22)