Do You Need a Smile Today?

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Did that make you smile? It does me. Smiles are what this post is about. Some of you may check out my Facebook page. If so, you know that I have some regular features on my page on different days. Sunday morning coming down. Tuesday mailbag. Shaker Wednesday. Throwback Thursday. And Friday is smiles day. All day. Some Fridays we have a brief interruption for some bit of special news, but I try to stick to smiles on Friday. 

So tonight, I wandered back through my Facebook Fridays and pulled out a few of my favorite smiles. If you follow my FB page, you may have already read them, but a good joke can make you smile even on the second or third telling. And it’s good to smile and laugh. The Bible says so in Proverbs17:22a. “A merry heart does good, like medicine.” (New King James Version)

So here we go. A few of my favorite smiles from Fridays past on Facebook.

 Story One:

A nursery school teacher was helping a boy get his shoes on at the end of the day. After quite a struggle with the boots, which were a little tight, she finally got them on. 
“They’re on the wrong feet,” the boy said. 
He was right, so with a sigh, she pulls them off and manages to get them back on the right feet. All is well until the boy looks up at her and says, “They’re not my boots, Miss.” The teacher does her best to stay calm as she kneels down again to pull the boots off again. “Why didn’t you tell me?” she asks. The boy looks at the boots. “These aren’t my boots. They’re my brother’s. Mom said for me to wear them.” At this point the teacher can feel tears coming, but she pulls up her teacher fortitude and gets his feet shoved down into the tight boots one more time. Then she helps him into his coat and wraps his scarf round his neck before asking him where his gloves are. “Oh, Miss, I always put them in my boots so they won’t get lost!”

Story Two:

   Little Jethro and his family were visiting the big city for the first time. In the lobby of the fancy hotel where they were staying, Jethro and his father stood marveling at the elevator with its blinking lights and shiny doors. After a couple of minutes, Jethro asked,       “Pa, what in tarnation is that thing?” 
   His pa replied, “I don’t right know, son.”
   Just then an old woman approached, pushed one of the buttons, and stepped carefully into the elevator. The doors slid shut and when they reopened a few moments later, out stepped a beautiful young blonde. “Boy,” Pa said quietly. “Go and get your ma.”
Story Three:

   A man finished reading the book Man of the House while riding the commuter train home from work. When he reached home, he stormed into the house where he pointed his finger in his wife’s face and said, “From now on I want you to know that I am the man of this house, and my word is law! You are to prepare me a delicious meal tonight and when I’m finished eating my meal, I expect a sumptuous dessert afterward. Then you’re going to draw my bath so I can relax. And when I’m finished with my bath, guess who’s going to dress me and comb my hair?”    His wife thought a moment, then said, “The funeral director is my guess.”
Story Four:
   A church was having a special program about marriage enrichment and an old farmer and his wife decided to go even though they’d been married for a long time. The old farmer was a little nervous about the whole thing, but he was determined to do his best. The guest speaker spoke directly to the husbands about how they should pay attention to their wives and thus know what they liked, such as their favorite flower. 
  The old farmer wanted to make sure he was right so he leaned over to whisper in his wife’s ear. “It is Pillsbury, isn’t it?”

So there are a few of my favorite stories over the years. Which of them made you smile?  Do you have a favorite funny story to share? Feel free to share the post with friends if the stories made you smile. 


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