It seems a little incongruous to be focusing on jokes and humor during this serious season of Lent. It’s almost sacrilegious, or irreverent at the very least. But I want to have joy in my fasting, prayer and almsgiving. To clear my mind by fasting from my daily concerns with food opens it to new insights. What a joy that can be! To turn to prayer more frequently so I can understand that spiritual (or physical or emotional) help is available through the unity we share, is life-giving. And almsgiving helps me to be grateful for the abundance I have been given. There is definitely sadness and distress in the world. We can’t laugh it away. But a smile or an inner guffaw makes the road much easier to travel. So I smile Life is good!

Today’s riddle: How do you make a hot dog stand?

life is just a bowl of cherries

life is just a bowl of cherries

Answer: Take away its chair.

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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