Humor: The Bridge Between Divinity and Humanity

Dear Reader:

I wanted to take a moment today to thank all of you for your funny and appreciative comments on how yesterday’s post ( with the talking chicken egg in my car) made your day… made your rainy Monday morning brighter!)

I was thrilled! Y’all had me laughing right back from your comments! Laughter is contagious! When I hear people ask if God has a sense of humor… I think how can you even consider He doesn’t? There is no doubt in my mind He enjoyed the sassy egg-talking ” chicken egg” as much as the rest of us!

The first thing we learn in scripture is that we are all created in God’s image… so if we are all capable of a sense of humor… then we know Who gave it to us. David knew it when he wrote: ” Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of the heart. Psalm: 37:4

Think about it…delight means to take great pleasure and/ or to give a keen sense of enjoyment. Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us … “There is a time to weep and a time to laugh… a time to mourn and a time to dance.”

Humor was my saving Grace while going through chemo, radiation and several different surgeries. I will never forget …that before one surgery a young intern came in to let me know the doctor was running a little late from a prior surgery but he was there to reassure me that my surgeon was one of the best… he was observing him and helping out on basic procedures.

Just then his phone pinged and he told me my doctor was on his way and that he would be waiting outside.

” I’m going to stand outside… so if anyone asks… I am OUTSTANDING! ” With a wink and a big grin he was gone.. and I was still laughing when my surgeon arrived! 🤣

God showed Adam His sense of humor when He created all kinds of funny-looking animals to keep Adam company and let Adam name them… elephants, seals, platypuses, kangaroos…

So until tomorrow…

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

Look what has been happening with the moonflower seeds I planted last week… hopefully a better ” crop” this year… looks encouraging!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to Humor: The Bridge Between Divinity and Humanity

  1. Bernice Sturkie says:

    Hello, Becky. Your hilarious talking chicken egg post made me remember some funny memories from my speech pathologist therapy teaching. I used wooden sound puzzles of barnyard animals, feeling pictures, musical instruments etc. Occasionally after a long paperwork after therapy day, I would hear various puzzles sound off to me because of the on and off light as I left. It was one more smile given to me to remind me that the children had enjoyed their therapy as much as I did. Technology is cool isn’t it 😄

  2. Becky Dingle says:

    Bernice… the timing on your response was perfect….Mollie is a speech pathologist therapist and could easily identify with your personal metaphor,,,as usual thank you for your encouraging comments!! Have a wonderful day!!!

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