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The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Any man who reads too much... (more)
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.
Barbara Bush, former U.S. first lady
You have to love your children unselfishly.
The soul is healed by being with children.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin... (more)
Rachel was two years old when some sort of bug attacked her digestive system with a vengeance. My doctor ordered the BRAT Diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) to remedy the lingering diarrhoea problem.
Poor Rachel! It seemed like she was stuck eating the BRAT diet forever. She looked so pitiful at meal times as she eyed her siblings plates and the turned back dejectedly to look at her bowl of rice.
Emily, Rachel’s partner in work and play, understood her little sister’s frustration with this imposed spartan diet; so she decided to do something about it. Quick witted as always,... (more)
...does; it ignites the joy of the Lord in everyone who is open. Another Trappist, Thomas Merton, was asked if it was possible to tell if a another person had truly undergone inner transformation.
“It is very difficult to tell but usually it is accompanied by a wonderful sense of humour.”
There are many amusing stories about the saints. While on a journey to visit one of her convents, a donkey threw St. Theresa of Avila into a stream of freezing cold water. Standing in her water-logged, heavy habit, she yelled at God,“If this is how you treat your friends, ... (more)
The school bus was not scheduled to pull up for another twenty minutes but six-year old Rebecca, my youngest child, was pulling the kitchen door open, hoping for some free time before school. As the door open, I looked up.
Before I could comment, Mara , one of her many older sisters, whipped around and remarked,
”Rebecca, did you try to do your hair again? The part’s crooked. Come over here and I will fix it for you.”
Emily entered the kitchen at the same time and looked her little sister up and down,
” Mum couldn’t have picked those clothes for you to wear.... (more)
...convents, a donkey threw St. Theresa of Avila into a stream of freezing cold water. Standing in her water-logged, heavy habit, she yelled at God,“If this is how you treat your friends, no wonder you have so few!”
The spiritual journey is intense and hard but if we keep a sense of humour, don’t take ourselves too seriously and stop meddling in God’s business, the journey becomes much easier. A friend of Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, once asked him if it was possible to tell if a another person had truly undergone inner transformation.“It is very difficult to... (more)
The following true comments are not politically correct. So simply laugh and enjoy, no need to flog me with feminist remarks.
Answers given by grade two school children to the following questions:
What kind of a little girl was your mum?
1. My mum has always been my mum and none of that other stuff.2. I don’t know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.3. They say she used to be nice.
If you could change one thing about your mum, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I’d get rid of that.2. I’d... (more)
Answer: 3My sister clutching the wheel, drives in circles until she can find a parking spot where she can drive straight through to the next row. She refuses to back out of a parking space. She constantly asks,
"But, Mum, I need a street name or at least an idea of how far up this street I have to go."My 80-year old mother checking for traffic. "Emily, Emily, watch out! A car is coming!" Ans finally me in the back seat with a map because my mother never learned the street names.
"But Mum, is it east or west? Do you at least remember the first letter of the street... (more)
Animals? You want to know what animals mean to us?
Well that question is an understatement on our hobby farm because we are surrounded by pets, farm and wild animals as well as nine kids all the time. Just try to even come in the front door without tripping over our huge, guard dog. Shadow is a humongous, drooling black lab mix, with overgrown feet and a clumsy personality. He was part of my children's lives for 13 years. This dog was the most quirky and annoying pet we have ever owned. He was also messy, bossy and slightly dense. His utterly hilarious behaviour would take an entire... (more)