Sparks

Humor

By Karen Handyside Ely When the day is dark humor will light my way.   When the world crumbles humor will shore me up.   Tears will flow, not from sorrow, but born of laugher.   Nothing is so bad that humor cannot soften it.   Nothing is so sacred that humor cannot humanize it.   When the only way “through” is a walk of fire,   humor will insulate my path. As long as we can laugh   at the absurdities of life, we can persevere.   Humor cannot change our challenges, but it can grease the skids,   shepherd us along, help us to survive.   I will face each day with humor and the grace it provides. As long as I can laugh, I can breathe.   Humor is my lifeboat, my safe space,   the fuel my soul runs on.   Karen Handyside Ely Karen was born and raised in Petaluma,…