We all need a sense of humor!!!!! We need to be able to laugh. We need to see joy around us.
President David O. McKay counseled, “It is our duty to seek to acquire the art of being cheerful. It will hold in check the demons of despair and stifle the power of discouragement and hopelessness.”
When we discuss humor, it is not the kind that puts anyone down or to hurt others.
There are many who take teasing personally and so to avoid this, just do not tease. Or, at least tease with kindness. Personally, I can take a little teasing, but if it is too much, I find that I begin to find myself hurt and the fun is gone. I have learned to say stop just before that happens.
What we really want to do is to see joy all around us. When I have a bad experience, I find that I begin to listen to bouncy, happy music. I find that hope is the bedrock of humor. I feel safe when I have hope in my heart. I can see good things when I have it around me.
To have my granddaughter with me reminded me that I can laugh at almost anything. A tickle, the way a word is spoken, a simple gift, running up the stairs, all can be funny. I hope that each of us continue to remember how to laugh and to smile. To be able to share that feeling with those around us would be a wonderful gift!