It is, believe me. To start with, when I suggested this topic to my fellow blogger Shackman for this week’s Friday 2 on 1 blog post, I made a typo and instead of Rumour, I typed humour. Before I could correct, he responded with an enthusiastic “Got it” and I decided to stay with the topic. Just imagine what would have happened if either of us did not have a sense of humour!
My siblings and I grew up in a broken home and had it not been for the remarkable sense of humour that we inherited from our mother, I doubt that we would have become what all of us without exception eventually did. During the most difficult and tense moments, humour came to our rescue without fail and we were able to handle them without succumbing to the tension. Let me give a recent incident to illustrate. Last year my brother was battling terminal cancer and I used to speak to him on the phone regularly. On more than one instance, I offered to go down South to be with him and he simply would laugh and ask me as to who would look after me there? Macabre? I thought that this was exactly the frame of mind that both of us needed at those moments of intense emotional disturbance.
I have had some hilarious experiences about some of which I have blogged and here is one of my experiences which luckily was appreciated by the others concerned as well.
Sometimes this sense of humour could be a disadvantage too as I have learnt through bitter experiences when my humour was misunderstood and caused ruptures in relationships. It took quite a few such fiascos before I learnt where to use it and where and when not to.
I think that I am blessed with a sense of humour and also with many others in my life who are similarly blessed. It makes life easier indeed.
Please do go over to Shackman’s blog to see what he has to say on the same subject. Thank you.