I rarely reblog posts but this is a gem.
In my humble opinion, a good sense of humor is God’s little joke on us because the best humor is self-deprecating.
When we make fun of ourselves, we invite others to see themselves in us – and share a laugh. The worst humor is being invited to laugh at others.
by St. Thomas More
Grant me, O Lord, good digestion,
and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body,
and the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good
and that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things back in their place.
Give me a soul that knows not
boredom, grumblings, sighs and laments,
nor excess of stress, because of that obstructing thing called “I.”
Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor.
Allow me the grace to be able to
take a joke to discover in life a bit of joy,
and to be able to share it with others.
18 thoughts on “Prayer for Good Humor”
I love this post! Laughing at others is the easy way out, and only causes harm. Laughing at ourselves keeps our ego in check, and invites others to be a part of our own experience. It’s a way in including, rather than excluding. Particularly when others see a bit if themselves in the humor.
An example of how widely accepted and wildly popular self-deprecating humor can be is best illustrated by the ease with which the television series Everybody Loves Raymond translates into various languages and cultures.
Love this prayer and am going to repeat this and make it my mantra! I’ve been grumbling lately and stressed and I know it is my ego making me miserable. Thank you posting this, Greg. -Molly
Size is what makes an ego miserable. If it gets too big, deflate it with humor. If it gets too small, soothe it with a little humor and it will grow.
I think that is why seniors laugh so much when they gather together. There are lots of topics for laughter and we all understand. 🙂
I always thought that age would bring me wisdom and dignity, instead it brought me a bladder the size of a walnut… Now that is something to laugh about.
Loved this Greg. Thanks.
It is wonderful, isn’t it?
Loved it thanks.
Try to find the dialogue between God and st. Francis on lawns. It’s a cracker.
Did God Create Lawns?
Yesterday, I cut my six acre lawn for the first time this year. 🙂
😀 and did it feel good? Let’s see it go another six months between cuts.
Thank you. A meaningful reminder about what is important.
You are welcome. Remember this was a reblog though. 🙂
I think the best humor is the humor we direct at ourselves. The ability to make other people laugh at ordinary, everyday situations is a gift….a gift which you have in spades. Your posts are proof of that.
I love seeing a post from you because I KNOW I’m gonna LM*O at some stupid thing Stan did, or geese following equipment down the road, or you attempting to convince your sharp-as-a-tack wife that you weren’t trying to pull the wool over her eyes!!
Thanks for all the laughs I’ve enjoyed here. Looking forward to more.
🔹 Ginger 🔹
but…but…but… I wasn’t trying to pull the wool over her eyes. Honest. 🙂
I believe God has already granted you an incredible and unique sense of humor based on all I’ve read here.
Thanks for sharing this post.
After you left this comment, I added a line to the post suggesting that a good sense of humor is God’s little joke on us because the best humor is self-deprecating. With that in mind, I believe that God played more than a little joke on me. 🙂 🙂
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