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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the HUMOR genre (04/12/07)

TITLE: Do you know where I left my humor?
By
04/19/07


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Do you know where I left my humor? It must be around here somewhere. I had it yesterday. Iím sure I did. How could I have lost my humor?

Itís always been a part of me. Iíve never gone anywhere without it. I used it every day. Humor is one of those possessions I thought I would always have. How could I have lost it?

I could have left it in the fridge, like I misplace my cup of coffee every day. Perhaps itís in the laundry cupboard or in the ironing basket. Surely I wouldnít have left it laying around for the dog to chew. Maybe I left it under the bed. I havenít looked under there for ages. Where could it be?

Probably itís gone forever, like the coins that slipped through the hole in my purse. Most likely itís gone down the kitchen sink, just like my favorite ring. I donít know why I would put it downónot even for a moment. Maybe itís our garden. I could have left it there when I found that poor dead bird. Or did I leave it someplace else?

Perhaps I left my humor in my journal. I told my heavenly Father about my depressing day. Iíd been trying to hide my pain and handle things alone. I didnít want to burden anyone with my misery, so I poured it out on Him. It might be in my Bible, somewhere in the Psalms. Possibly itís in chapter 23óbetween the shadows of death and fearing no evil. But, why would I have left it there?

I checked my emails before I went to bed. Maybe I would find my humor there. A stranger said Iíd made them laugh with a story I had written. Wendy said she was missing me and Iíd always made her day. A cute little puppy greeted me. He was on an eCard sent by a Val. It made me grin but it was the words that got to me: shoulders to lean on and hands to hold, hugs to comfort too. Do you think my humor is closer than I think?

Wait one minute, it must be here somewhere. Last night that movie made me laugh. I also saw the funny side when hubby dropped his cookie into his cup of tea. My son gave me a picture book of elephants at the beach. Itís amazing how some silly photos encourage you to smile. How could I have missed it?

Suddenly I realized I hadnít lost it. Iíd had it all along. I guess itís like a simple smileóI just had to put it on.


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Valora Otis04/19/07
This is my favorite line, "Suddenly I realized I hadnít lost it. Iíd had it all along. I guess itís like a simple smileóI just had to put it on." Can I quote you from now on? This was a wonderful piece. It warmed my heart and gave me a smile on the inside and out. So glad you found your humor again. Bless you!
Sally Hanan04/19/07
Cute piece :)It's good in that it highlights how we do have that inner laugh waiting to break out, we just need to let go of the more depressing things. I liked the part about it not being in Psalms!
Sara Harricharan 04/19/07
This is sweet and engaging! I could easily relate to 'lost humor' and then to finding it. ^_^ I especially liked the bit with the elephants on the beach. That just makes me smile. Well done! ^_^
Pat Guy 04/19/07
Perhaps I left my humor in my journal. I told my heavenly Father about my depressing day. Iíd been trying to hide my pain and handle things alone. I didnít want to burden anyone with my misery, so I poured it out on Him. It might be in my Bible, somewhere in the Psalms. Possibly itís in chapter 23óbetween the shadows of death and fearing no evil ...

This is my favorite part that ministered to me - it's perfect. Very good writing - I loved the flow and feel of this piece.
Amy Michelle Wiley 04/19/07
Fun story with a great point. Good job!
Joanney Uthe04/19/07
Loved it! Glad to see your humor is back.

I did see one small typo, but very well written and a great idea for a humor entry. ;-)
Val Clark04/19/07
What a week to lose your sence of humour! Loved the way you equated that loss with other things you'd lost. My fav line: 'Possibly itís in chapter 23óbetween the shadows of death and fearing no evil.'
Julie Arduini04/19/07
I liked this, I too loved the lines about was it left in Psalm 23 and that last line especially was just great. There are days I wonder, did my humor go where ever those socks disappear to in the dryer? Good job!
Cathy Kane04/19/07
Very clever! Very enjoyable! Great job!
Marilee Alvey04/20/07
Tremendously simple, welcoming, homespun and engaging! The down to earth pace of this piece was so soothing. You are a refreshing piece of apple cobbler on a grey day! I like very much what you've done with the ending!
Verna Cole Mitchell 04/21/07
Your last line caps all your thoughts off perfectly.
Angela M. Baker-Bridge04/21/07
Using a unique light-hearted approach, you raise an important question and provide a profound solution. Quite an accomplishment in so few words! Good job... Angel

Rita Garcia04/22/07
"Suddenly I realized I hadnít lost it. Iíd had it all along. I guess itís like a simple smileóI just had to put it on."

Yes! Attitude!
Marilyn Schnepp 04/22/07
I loved this!! Engaging, entertaining, comical and absolutely delightful. Kudos!
william price04/23/07
A very real, true humor entry! I enjoyed it greatly along with the message. And some great writing along the way. God bless.
Catrina Bradley 04/23/07
Love the way you turned your frown upside down, and found your humor. It shows in this piece.
Shari Armstrong 04/25/07
So glad you found it again - and so very timely for this entry :)
Marty Wellington 04/25/07
Great job, Chrissy! What a marvelous, unique entry. Made me smile.
Betty Castleberry04/25/07
Faithwriters needs you to speak at the conference. This would be perfect for advice on writing humor. It's very cute. Well done.
Joanne Malley04/26/07
That was adorable! Such a simple, delightful story with great meaning. True evidence of quality not quantity of words! Great job. :) Blessings, Jo
Joanne Sher 04/27/07
How fun - I really enjoyed this.
Edy T Johnson 05/11/07
Now, this is a refreshing take on the topic! Instead of trying to write something humor-ous, you focused on HUMOR, itself, and how it relates to us. Good job, Gal! You also gave us a peek into your life, and I've always liked peeking in windows!

Thank you, too, for reading and commenting on my "Sparrow" story. I appreciate it, and you!