Friday, March 11, 2011

A Good Sense of Humor – Part III

Have you ever noticed how some people are just plain fun to be around? I’m sure you know what I mean, those people whose sense of fun and laughter is so contagious that being around them is the best medicine against the bad day syndrome. No matter what happens, they’ve always got a smile, a hug and a word of encouragement.
  • Why not become one of them? Okay, I realize that some people are just born with that kind of personality, and you and I aren’t; but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn. All we have to do is figure out what makes these people tick, then figure out how to adapt it to us.
  • So, what are the characteristics of these people?
  • They have a positive attitude – Have you noticed that the world we live in is negative? Some people focus on this negativity, but these people focus on the positive. They can always find the silver lining, sometimes totally ignoring the black cloud.
  • They like to joke around – These people always have a funny story or joke to share, and are quick to laugh at yours.
  • They are slow to anger – Some people will fight at the drop of a hat, these people will forgive that quickly. You really have to work at it to make them mad.
  • They are focused on others, not themselves – I think that one is self-explanatory.
  • They are quick to see the humor in an awkward situation – Instead of being embarrassed they just light up the room with their smile.
The great thing about these people is that they are just plain fun to be around. You don’t have to work at being comfortable with them, or think “When are they going to leave?” C’mon now, isn’t that how we want our wives to be with us; that there’s nobody that they’d rather be with than be with us? Well, when we bring joy into their lives, guess what? They want to be with us.

So, what are you going to do? You’ve got a choice, be a sourpuss, or start working on being that fountain of perpetual joy. It may not be easy, and it may not be fast, but you can become that person who’s fun to be around. Your wife will love you for it.

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