Laughter is the best medicine

Do you consider yourself funny? What role does humor play in your life? Who’s the funniest person you know?

Laughter is the best medicine. I really believe that. When you’re down in the dumps and everything just puts you off, a good laugh can do wonders. I don’t consider myself a funny person, I can be quite serious most of the time but occasionally I do get the odd comment “Oh you’re too funny!”

Some people manage to see the lighter side of things even in serious situations. When a doctor told my grandmother that with every cigarette she smokes she lessens her life by 5 minutes, she remarked “I’d rather have the cigarette than the 5 minutes!”

I read somewhere that seeing someone smile stimulates your brain with pleasure the same as eating 2,000 chocolate bars or receiving $25,000 cash. Well if I get the cash I’ll be smiling all the way to the bank!

My husband is away during the week as his job takes him to another country but when he comes back it’s really funny to see my son with him. It’s like a mix of a wrestling match, karate and a tickling session.

These days it’s my son who keeps me laughing:

We were talking about how Bollywood (Indian) movies have songs and dances. When my son heard this he said excitedly “I also know an Indian song, ‘One little, two little, three little Indians, four little, five little, six little Indians….'”

Another time I asked him to explain his naughtiness, “What are you doing??” I said. “I’m doing what I’m doing!” is the cheeky reply I got.

At school he was learning about the five senses. “The eyes are for seeing, the nose is for smelling, the ears are for listening, the hands are for touching…” “And what is the tongue for?” I asked. “For sticking out!” he answered.

Not wanting to go to school one day, he told our maid, “You can go to school, I’ll clean the house!”

Life is just so colorful with him around.

And now for some pingbacks…

  1. When my granny was young | Bright Moments Catcher
  2. Be my guest! | Agrifun.com
  3. Bzebza is digging his garden. August 2013 | Bright Moments Catcher
  4. Paper Camera App by JFDP Labs | Bright Moments Catcher
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  7. Boys, what are you looking at… | Bright Moments Catcher
  8. Rural Russia. Russian Village Street Photography | Bright Moments Catcher
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  10. Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | Under the Monkey Tree
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  20. I Never Said I Was Funny, I Simply Agreed | JuSt ViSiTiNG THiS PLaNeT…
  21. Not Really Laughing | Tony’s Texts
  22. Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | littlegirlstory
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  30. The Difference Between Funny And Humor | The Jittery Goat
  31. Daily Prompt: Clever | The Lint In My Pocket
  32. On women being crazy | vicbriggs’s Blog
  33. Making Fun | Joan T. Warren
  34. She Thinks She’s Very Clever | Andante Cantabile
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  40. Not Funny | Mind of a Mouse
  41. Daily Prompt: I am One of the Funniest People I Know | One Starving Activist
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  44. Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  45. Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | Basically Beyond Basic
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  47. Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | My Atheist Blog
  48. Mirth. | Hope* the happy hugger
  49. “Funny Ha-Ha” | Relax
  50. Walking Into Dreamland | Anchors Aweigh
  51. Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | ModrenHippieMom
  52. We’re Not Carrying That Line Any More | Dad’s Political Cartoon Scrapbook 1939 to 1940
  53. Avoid Being An Unprofessional Interviewer | Anchors Aweigh
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  78. Daily Prompt: Funny Ha-Ha | The Blogging Path
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  86. The Classic Clown | My OCD Diaries
  87. Make Your Own Damn Sandwich | Molly Greye
  88. What if I could make you laugh? | Okay, what if ?
  89. Kids Say the Funniest Things | Heart Healthy Beats
  90. Make ‘Em Laugh | My [redacted] Journey
  91. Funny “Ha-ha” – daily prompt | Lynne McAennyl
  92. Dance Monkey! | Baby Gates Down
  93. Funny Girl in Writing | Virginia Views
  94. Wanna Hear a Joke? | The Amazing May
  95. The jester | Legends of Lorata

A Poem for my son

Just wrote this for my son. Will read it tomorrow to him when he wakes up.

A Matter of Mater

One day t’was too hot,

To go out to play.

So my Mama brought

A little rabbit to stay.

The rabbit was white

With small bits of black;

Wasn’t it a sight

Running on the track?

The track of the trains,

Of Wilson and Koko,

Thomas and James,

Get ready set GO!

The track was an eight

For the trains to run

But rabbit went straight

What a lot of fun!

And then Mama asked,

“What will you name him?”

“Mater!” I stated

“Is the best name for him.”

My Mama asked why,

 I said “There’s no doubt,

The reason is simply

His teeth are sticking out!”

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Check these out too:

I Am – A Poem (KraftedKhaos)

Secret of Success – Effort (Flowers and Breezes)

Key to Success

My father taught me that the key to success is honesty, accepting your responsibilities and sheer hard work. I try to instill the same qualities in my son by giving him small chores like helping with the groceries, watering the plants or cleaning up his mess himself. When his dad is not around I tell him to be the man of the house and if I have to call the repairmen for something, to supervise them. He feels very important when I tell him that and he follows the repairmen around telling them what needs fixing!

Honesty, I feel is a quality children already possess. (In fact they have to be taught discretion like not to point to a person and ask “Is that a bald man?”, “Is that a fat man?”)

As for my blog, I would consider it successful if I can stir up some emotions by my posts . And getting likes and follows doesn’t hurt either!

Here is what others had to say:

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  4. Diary of a Mud Run | It’s a wonderful F’N life
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  6. jennifermarshcurtis
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  8. Success! Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  9. Effortless Blogging? | The Ambitious Drifter
  10. Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy | ourmulticolouredlife
  11. The Secret of a Soldier | Beyondpen
  12. The Lurker’s List | What It Takes to Become a Successful Blogger
  13. A Successful Blogger? What the what? | Emotional Resonance and Rocket Launchers
  14. Daily Prompt: Secret of Success | My Atheist Blog
  15. It’s good enough for me… | thoughtsofrkh
  16. There’s No Shortcut To Success! | Creative Mysteries
  17. Aiming for Zenith! On My Way to Success | Things To Rave About
  18. Daily Prompt: Secret of Success | Under the Monkey Tree
  19. “Secret of Success” | Relax
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  23. Do “Likes” And “Follows” Define Success? | The Jittery Goat
  24. Daily Prompt: Secret of Success | Beats of Pieces
  25. Daily Prompt: Secret of Success | Motherhood and Beyond
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  28. Am I a Successful Blogger? | My Spirit Journey
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  30. Secret of Success-Effort | Flowers and Breezes
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  38. The secret of success is not likes or follows… | Sue’s Trifles
  39. Follow Your Dreams Or They’ll Beat You Down With A Stick | Upstairs Productions
  40. Daily Prompt: Secret of Success | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
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Focus on Koko

Here are some more shots I got this morning in response to the challenge. I tried to make the second photo more interesting by including a dancing Nadir in it!

Other entries:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Flickr Comments
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  3. flower in focus (Weekly Photo Challenge) | photo potpourri
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus #iphoneography | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  5. Focus and Unfocused | Summerfield84’s English blog
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus | Chittle Chattle
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Stevie’s Words
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus – Joy and Woe
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus | Just Snaps
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge : Focus Cardinals in the Snow | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | modern day designs
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  14. Focus: Sleepy in Jerusalem | Cardinal Guzman
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Stephen Chapman
  16. Weekly photo challenge: Focus | Digital Art and photography by Irfan Hussain
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Wind Against Current
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | blueberriejournal
  19. Weekly photo challenge: focus | I BELIEVE
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | nancy merrill photography
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge : Focus | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge:Focus | The Ambitious Drifter
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge : Focus | Jejak BOcahiLANG
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | suzie81’s Blog
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Blogging Vogging…
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus « LargeSelf
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Bams’ Blog
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Journey Called Life …
  30. Photo Challenge WP….FOCUS | Daily Observations
  31. Focus / unfocus | follow your nose
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Nicki
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus (Bleeding Hearts) | Points of View
  34. Focus | de Wets Wild
  35. » Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | rondomtaliedraai
  36. Photoworld 23-8-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  37. Weekly photo challenge: focus one | Rob’s Surf Report
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Lucid Gypsy
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | MyBlog – solaner
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  41. Focus | Taking One Day At A Time
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Human vs. Nature
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | 2812 photography
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus « Restawyle
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Rural Iowa Pastor
  46. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FOCUS | TANIA FUENTEZ MEDIA
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | ~~Good~talk~with~Yen-Yen~~
  48. Focus | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus | Today
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Sitting on the Porch
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | A Taste of Morning
  52. Focus on the Forest… | ilargia64
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Ese’ s Voice
  54. Weekly Photography Challenge: Focus « Minute Moments
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus, Take Two | Wind Against Current
  56. Lack of Focus Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | tornin2’s Blog
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | MixerUpper.com
  59. Focus | About-One-Thing
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Pursuing The Void
  61. Focus, focus, focus | Beyond the Brush
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | What Is It?!?
  63. WordPress Photo Challenge: Focus | A year in the Life
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  73. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Focus | Milka Pejovic
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Jasper Smits
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | six degrees photography
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  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Pleasantries & Pit Bulls
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  80. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus
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Focus in the study

This was a very difficult challenge for me. Anyway here is what I could get:

Other entries:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Flickr Comments
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  3. flower in focus (Weekly Photo Challenge) | photo potpourri
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus #iphoneography | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  5. Focus and Unfocused | Summerfield84’s English blog
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus | Chittle Chattle
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Stevie’s Words
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus – Joy and Woe
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus | Just Snaps
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge : Focus Cardinals in the Snow | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | modern day designs
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  14. Focus: Sleepy in Jerusalem | Cardinal Guzman
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Stephen Chapman
  16. Weekly photo challenge: Focus | Digital Art and photography by Irfan Hussain
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Wind Against Current
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | blueberriejournal
  19. Weekly photo challenge: focus | I BELIEVE
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | nancy merrill photography
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge : Focus | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge:Focus | The Ambitious Drifter
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge : Focus | Jejak BOcahiLANG
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | suzie81’s Blog
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Blogging Vogging…
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus « LargeSelf
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Bams’ Blog
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Journey Called Life …
  30. Photo Challenge WP….FOCUS | Daily Observations
  31. Focus / unfocus | follow your nose
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Nicki
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus (Bleeding Hearts) | Points of View
  34. Focus | de Wets Wild
  35. » Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | rondomtaliedraai
  36. Photoworld 23-8-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  37. Weekly photo challenge: focus one | Rob’s Surf Report
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Lucid Gypsy
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | MyBlog – solaner
  40. weekly photo challenge – focus | myguiltypleasures
  41. Focus | Taking One Day At A Time
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Human vs. Nature
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | 2812 photography
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus « Restawyle
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Rural Iowa Pastor
  46. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FOCUS | TANIA FUENTEZ MEDIA
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | ~~Good~talk~with~Yen-Yen~~
  48. Focus | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus | Today
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Sitting on the Porch
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | A Taste of Morning
  52. Focus on the Forest… | ilargia64
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Ese’ s Voice
  54. Weekly Photography Challenge: Focus « Minute Moments
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus, Take Two | Wind Against Current
  56. Lack of Focus Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | tornin2’s Blog
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | MixerUpper.com
  59. Focus | About-One-Thing
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | Pursuing The Void
  61. Focus, focus, focus | Beyond the Brush
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus | What Is It?!?

The First Time I Saw You

This post has been specifically written for today’s Daily Prompt: Viral

25th Nov 2009 1:24 pm. My world has changed.  I’ve just given birth to a healthy baby boy. I’ve become a mother.

We have named him Nadir which means exceptional in Urdu. The doctor checks the baby and hands him over to me. I look at him for the first time and I’ve already forgotten the ordeals of labor. He’s so small and yet so perfect.

I’m overwhelmed with emotion and the tears start flowing. Tears of relief and gratitude that God has given me a perfect baby. All through my pregnancy it’s been my biggest fear that something terrible will happen. I’ve been praying to Him not to test me with a burden I cannot bear. I’m just not strong enough. And now He’s listened to me and given me a healthy beautiful baby.

Will He grant the rest of my prayers too? When I prayed that let him grow up to be a good person, let him have good health and good fortunes, let him be one who looks after the less fortunate and is a shoulder for his parents in their old age.

And what about my responsibilities? How I care for this child will largely be accountable for the kind of person he grows up to be. I’m ready, I’m ready for that responsibility.

I put my finger in his hand and he wraps his little fingers around it. Does he already know that his mummy is holding him? Does he recognize my voice? He curls up his mouth on one side and I instantly get my answer. It makes me feel that I could do anything and everything for this child. I’m completely and utterly in love.

First photo with Nadir

First photo with Nadir

Other entries:

Daily Prompt: Learning

Nadir started nursery last year

To learn a thing or two,

Away from his mother,

Five hours straight through.

To begin with, quiet was he

Not living up to his potential,

More social he had to be

Said his school principal.

With time he became more sure,

And learnt to make friends,

Colors, shapes, numbers and more,

Hard work paid dividends.

His love of books was nurtured

All day he talked no end,

Working with his hands he preferred,

Anastasia became his best friend.

Another year is about to start,

New friends and things to learn,

Books, music, crafts and art,

And a whole lot of fun!

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And here is what others had to say: