Sunday Inspiration: Good Humor

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“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body.

It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression.

It is a business asset.

It attracts and keeps friends.

It lightens human burdens.

It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”

-Grenville Kleiser

I haven’t laughed so hard since the beginning of the pandemic.

This was Humor Week (officially The Authentic Comedic Voice) at my beloved Chautauqua Institution, and it was hilarious. Lewis Black, Bill Ingvall, Benji Lovitt, Leighann Lord, Ego Nwodim, and others — not to mention a visit to the National Comedy Center down the road in Jamestown, NY — had me guffawing for a solid week.

And it felt so good! Laughter may not cure Covid, but it certainly goes a long way to curing a lot of other maladies in our world today.

Have you had a good laugh lately?

By the way, have you heard this one? Helvetica and Times New Roman walk into a bar. “Get out of here!” shouts the bartender. “We don’t serve your type.”


  1. Nancy C Lepri on August 1, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    AMEN!!!! We all should be able to find humor in something!
    Happy weekend Emilie and Proman! 💙

  2. Kathy on August 1, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    We adopted a kitten 3 weeks ago and we are continually laughing at his antics. The past few weeks have made me realize how little I have laughed in the past 18 months.

    • Emilie Richards on August 2, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      What a nice thing for both you and the kitten. They are funny, aren’t they?

  3. Judy Zell on August 1, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Your joke reminds me of the Dangerous Type Mystery series by Paige Shelton. The first book in the series is called To Helvetica and Back. All 3 books have to do with a shop in a tourist town in Utah that repairs typewriters and old books.

    • Emilie Richards on August 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      One of the best things about cozy mysteries are the series titles. I love them.

  4. Terry Guerra on August 2, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Oh that joke is sooooo bad!!! (Mind if I borrow it?)

    • Emilie Richards on August 2, 2021 at 3:37 pm

      I’ll tell Proman. He’ll like your response and since we borrowed, you borrow, too.

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