Thursday, January 8, 2009

Laughter...

"The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache."
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

70 comments:

heather said...

I've been trying to lighten up a bit and find humor in things that I wouldn't normally. :)

Erin said...

Crying gives me a headache too! Thanks for the quote.

Heatherlyn Colt said...

I love it!

Tammy said...

Perfect quote!!! My father taught me early on that many times in our lives we will either want to laugh or cry. he told me this: "In our family...we prefer to laugh." of course then he pushed me into the pool, but I choose to laugh as well.

Kim said...

I need to remember to Laugh, especially at work when co-workers need to remind to breath. I should tell them to tell me to LAUGH, I might actually DO IT!!!

Thanks

Crying makes my eyes hurt and I get a stuffy nose. Go figure.

Amy said...

Love it!!! Thanks for the thought.

Andrea said...

Oh! This was so cool!
I LOVE happy places.

Andrea

ewe are here said...

I prefer to laugh, as well... although sometimes a good rant comes first.

Lynn said...

Words are wisdom from a stellar lady !

I am so ugly when I have a good cry and feel so drained that I prefer laughing too !

Jillene said...

AMEN!! I agree with that 100%!

McEwens said...

I would rather laugh ANY day over crying!

Emma said...

I love that.:o) Thanks so much for giving us such a sweet reminder. ♥

KC Mom said...

Well, isn't that the truth!!

CaJoh said...

That picture on the right just reminds me of three words— Tickle Me Elmo… Ahhhh

Tink said...

Ha-ha! Gotta love it. I love Marjorie Hinckley. We all need a good sense of humor. Life is serious enough without it! Thanks for the reminder.

beth at aunties said...

Isn't she grand? This is another favorite of mine:) Thanks for reminding me of this adorable lady today and her wonderful attitude!

Donna said...

This is a great quote from a wonderful woman. Thanks!

Shimmy Mom said...

Love love love this post. It's such simple advice, but we often forget it and I love to hear, (see/read) that Marjorie felt the same way. I just love that woman.
Hope your day is filled with laughter. ( Mine probably won't be today, but I'm going to keep this post in mind and try to find the humor wherever I can.)
*hugs*

soapymomponders said...

Wonderful post! That's how I've been approaching life for quite some time - and it does work. If I hadn't been able to laugh at life and keep an upbeat attitude, this past year would have been unbearable.

I have a quote that I have as part of my email signature that reads "If you laugh at your troubles, you'll always be smiling." I don't know who authored it, but it is very accurate.

Melissa said...

My beloved grandma used to say the same thing. Laugh or cry. I choose to laugh.
Great post!!

Kate said...

Crying definitely gives me a headache and I truly would rather laugh.

Rachel said...

Oh! That is one of my very favorite quotes and I think about it every time I'm having a sobfest because I always end up with a headache after too and wish I'd just listened to her advice!

Carmen said...

That is so true! Thanks for sharing that...I needed a reminder. :)

Ginger said...

That is so true. Crying makes the face look awful (especially if you do the ugly cry).
After watching the interview last night that Barbara Walters did with Patrick Swayze and his battle with cancer, and he still laughs. I feel so lucky to be pretty healthy.

tammy said...

One of my favorite quotes. It gives me a headache too.

susette said...

I'm such a big baby I really should learn from Sister Hinckley on this one. I probably would cry even if the post man looked at me different.

-Melissa- said...

I love that and it is so true! :)

Mina said...

When my grandma had Alzheimers, there wer times she'd do something so crazy, I was like a bad comedy. I'd feel so horrible laughing, but my aunt told me the same thing ... we laugh or we cry. It's a good lesson for things silly and serious.

Crystal said...

I'm realizing this more and more. It's so true, and I've recently found myself amazed at the things I've been able to laugh through and how much it actually helps!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Oh I laugh so much I could wtite a book. lol

blueviolet said...

Crying gives me a headache too. Laughter is the best medicine!

rachel said...

AMEN!

Kristen said...

I love that quote, it makes perfect sense huh?

stACEy said...

great quote, I get a a headache and look like the attack of a killer tomatoe!!!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

What a great quote! I love to laugh and it has saved my sanity! Thanks for visiting my site!

Andrea said...

Perfect! Thanks!

Liz said...

Love those little smileys. They are too cute. I don't know though, sometimes it's nice to have a good cry too.

Jodi said...

That is one of my all time favorite quotes and "quoter"!!!!

Crystal said...

Hi Shauna! Thanks for visiting my blog! Come back anytime!

Bren's Life said...

I just loved her. She was such an inspiration & so cute!!!
Love that quote too..

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I love her and love this quote!

Geri said...

I'm all with laughing as I too get a headache when I cry.

Cynthia said...

That Marjorie was a brilliant woman. So true.

Octamom said...

Big believer in laughing here,too!

Blessings!

bfs ~ "Mimi" said...

Perfect quote for today! And tomorrow ... and the next kajillion days. :)

Hope you've had a really good day!

devri said...

Crying gives me an ugly face and a headache.. I vow to laugh more..

si tu veux said...

so fun to read you this early day...love and hugs. Miss you my friend. I have not been with it...i will email you...♥, stacie

Claire said...

I always laugh! Sometimes when it's inappropriate to do so... better than crying all the time though, right?

Celine said...

That's just so true!
Thanks for sharing this!

Merrianne said...

crying gives me a headache, too :) and makes my nose all swell up and my chin turns all red...

yeah... i totally prefer laughing ♥

Valerie said...

Wonderful quote. I love to laugh too. It makes things a lot better!

Sher said...

I love this! Do you care if I borrow this quote for a bucket filler? It's so perfect!

Jessica said...

laughter is truly a tender mercy!

So said...

I deal with most things through laughter or humor...or try to.

Love the quote.

And I love to laugh.

Lolli said...

I totally needed that quote today. Thanks!

beth at aunties said...

I am linking you to post this morning!

Carla said...

Perfect! What an amazing quote from an amazing woman!

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia. Your short post is a resonant echo of my own upbringing and my life's credo.

Jeanne said...

Hi!

For many years and through much adversity, when people have asked me how I can "stay so positive", I have always replied "you either have laugh or cry".

I always thought this was just a "saying".

I never realized it was an actual quote that could be attributed to someone. :)

Thanks for the great quote. (I love quotes)! Attitude really matters.

Also, thanks for visiting my blog the other day! :)

Peace,

Jeanne

*Keli* said...

I truly believe laughter is the best medicine! I laugh alot!

Andrea said...

Sister Hinckley was such a sweetie & always said the best things! Laughing is AWESOME!!!

Jenny in Utah said...

Crying is okay sometimes, but I definitely prefer laughter!!!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Crying = headache and gives me a drippy nose. Ew!

.jen. said...

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P.S.He loves you.. said...

I have to agree wholeheartedly!

Thanks for stopping by my place..come back anytime..and I will as well!

Cute blog lots of uplifting post and I like that!

Joan said...

How true is that? Crying gives me a headache too. Sometimes I really miss the profound moments of teaching she shared with us so frequently!

Simply_Pam said...

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Deb said...

isn't that the TRUTH?! thanks for pointing me in this direction... fun and happy!

Tiglizzyclone said...

How true those words are!

Anonymous said...

I love to laugh!