What my gut says

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It’s true, I’ve got a gut. It’s not a huge gut, but still I must admit it is indeed a gut. Unlike a washboard gut, it’s more of a “washtub” gut, as my wife jokes.

My gut has instincts like our President’s gut, but I would never make life or death decisions based on those instincts. My gut instincts are more like not to use the mayo that’s been in the fridge for years. Or not to wear a Speedo in public.

One thing my gut tells me is that laughing is good for you, particularly during tough times. Of course, that’s not exactly a revelation. My gut is no genius, but it does have a sense of humor. Research shows that infants and kids laugh multiple times a day and as we age we stop laughing as much. We get serious. That’s sad. My gut says we should try to make each other laugh.

With that in mind, here are some things that have made me laugh.

From the Internets:

- I haven’t cleaned the house for 2 years because I’ve never had the time. Now I see that wasn’t the reason.
- If you have trouble staying home and social distancing, shave your eyebrows.
- Wash your hands well, as if you were making dinner for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
- Sometimes I wish I was an octopus so I could slap eight people at once (then wash all my hands).

Funny quotes:

- Never slap someone who is chewing tobacco. (Octopuses take heed.)
Will Rogers
- It is an ironic habit of humans to run faster when we have lost our way.
Rollo May, Psychologist
- If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse.
Woody Allen

Kids notes to God:

- Dear God, Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones why don’t you just keep the ones you got now? - Drew
- Dear God, I am an American. What are you? - Emily
- Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love every body in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it. - Satchell
- Dear God, I went to a wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that ok? - Hazel

Babies laughing uproariously:

Hope you have a laugh today, or several.

Be smart, be kind, be funny.

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