Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Humor and Thankfulness

I admit I'm not great with jokes. I have a tendency to tell the punchline too early, and I only remember the super short jokes like:

Why did the girl mushroom date the boy mushroom?
Because he was a fungi (fun guy).

It makes me smile every time . . . so you know the humor bar is pretty low with me.

Despite that, I love to laugh, and often find it a great way to warm up to writing and life.

Today I went meandering from Every Day Poets to Christie Isler's blog Letters Home (she was the featured poet today), and found this postPomegranate Season that had me laughing and thinking about writing. Trust me, her humourous diatribe about fruit carrying "how-to" labels when Halloween candy doesn't is way funnier than my favorite mushroom joke.

So, check out that post, and laugh today.

Today I'm full of thankfulness for:

1. Christie Isler's post, Pomegranate Season.

2. Laughter.

3. Jokes that make me smile.

4. My husband's smirk, and his full out smile.

5. My cat's determination to pull me away from the computer with a brush of fur, and a swipe of playful claw at the power cord.

6. The wonderful enthusiasm of my students at our homeschool co-operative.

7. One of my students has finished her NaNoWriMo already - she wrote a 45,000 word novel for the young writers' program. (young writers make their own goals)

8. All of my teen students have unique, in depth worlds that they are writing about, with some interesting characters.

9. My younger writing class likes to tell stories on the board together.

10. My C.S. Lewis class wrote their own "blurb" length stories, and were trying to press them on me at lunch-time because they were so excited about them . . . which was really cool, except I was really hungry.

And now, I have to return to NaNoWriMo, or P90X with my husband (before he goes to work) . . . lifting weights might help spur my NaNo, right?

"Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow." James 1:17 (NLT)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That must be really rewarding that you work with young writers as well! Keeps you motivated, I'm sure.

Cassie Mae said...

Lol, I laughed at your joke, but this is coming from the person who cracks up at laffy taffy :)

Emily R. King said...

Lots to be grateful for! Oh, and I like the mushroom joke. I'm going to tell it to my kids.

Angie said...

I love to laugh too. Good luck with NaNo!

Keena said...

I love to laugh as well and did laugh at your joke... I hope I can remember that one!!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Alex - They definitely motivate me to stay on top of my own writing, that's for certain!

E.R. King - Definitely lots tobe grateful for - glad you liked the joke!

Angie - Thanks! Laughter is awesome.

Keena - Great! Glad you liked it!