In a strange turn of events, a woman who lived near Dull, Scotland was on a bike tour in the United States. They drove through Boring, Oregon. Returning home, she initiated the move that made them sister cities. Boring and boring!
We don’t have to be funny, joking people to see humor in everyday life if we’re open to it. Appropriate humor can turn a difficult or tricky situation around, relieve anxiety and tension, and lift our spirits.
Most of us live normal lives. We work, we play, we have friends and family, we have quiet moments. Sometimes we might see our life as dull and boring. We may live simple, ordinary lives, but humor is everywhere when we learn to laugh at ourselves and our circumstances. When we see humor, we can find joy even in difficult times.
Betty White said: “It’s your attitude towards life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don’t take yourself too seriously, you can find humor in your everyday life pretty soon. And sometimes it can be a life saver.”
Have you ever been in a situation where someone says something appropriately funny and the laughter releases the tension? When that happens, we often feel our connection to others.
Some people seem to have a natural sense of humor, and we may think we don’t have one. Still, we can encourage ourselves by keeping our minds in the present moment and looking for reasons to smile. We can find small humorous incidents and share them with others.
A joyful life is one lived in the clutter of the here and now, knowing that we are all in the same situation. So try to stay present with what is happening. Don’t be surprised if the things you find funny change over time.
Joseph Campbell said, “A comedic take on your situation gives you spiritual detachment. humor saves you.”
Even if we find life humorous, we don’t take it lightly. Gratitude for being alive can be the most important component of a life that is far more than dull and boring, as ordinary as it may seem.
Rev. Linda McNamar is a resident of Laguna Woods Village.
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/10/02/finding-the-humor-in-everyday-life-can-be-far-from-dull-and-boring/ Finding humor in everyday life can be anything but ‘dull and boring’ – Orange County Register