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A Merry Heart Doeth Good (standard:romance, 901 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jun 03 2018Views/Reads: 398/184Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
If I were a doctor, this would be my prescription. Laugh three times, and then call me in the morning with a new joke.

With all the sad news in our country today, it is about time for some
good news. However, the way things are going I am not going to hold my 

We just finished supper and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I
was watching a little bit of television. We like to try to catch up on 
the news after a day of working. 

I well remember the time when the “world news” was only broadcast for 30
minutes, which was broken up by commercials. It is hard to get all the 
news that is worth hearing together for 30 minutes. Back in “the day,” 
the commentators were able to do it. At least we did not hear about all 
the news of the day, which was a blessing. 

It is a different story today. We hear news from around the world all
day long. In fact, some television channels are devoted exclusively to 
news 24/7. The problem with that is 99.9% of the news is bad news. Good 
news does not have much of a place on television. We are too busy these 
days to listen to good news. 

We had just settled down to catch up and some of the news and I was not
paying too much attention. The way I am, I can watch the news and not 
hear anything they are saying. My wife, on the other side of the room, 
hears every word the news commentators are talking about. 

We were relaxing, enjoying some coffee while watching the TV. I was
drifting off into Whatever Land and just chilling. It was then that I 
heard from across the room some gasping. 

“What is wrong with people?” And, “Don't they know to do any better?”
And, “What does all that violence solve?” 

I looked over at my wife and saw her grimacing at the TV. Every once in
a while she would shake her head and make some kind of a moaning sound. 

I knew not to interrupt her Grimacing Moment and allowed her to have her
space. After all, everybody needs a little bit of personal space. 

“I can't believe,” she said most disgustingly, “that he actually said
that! What is wrong with that person?” 

I did not need to tell her that we live in a very crazy world. A world
that has lost all sense of sanity. Unless you are insane these days, 
you are not going to get along with anybody. 

At this point in the evening, I certainly did not want to get into a
discussion about how crazy our world was. I have ridden in this rodeo 
before and I am not ready for another ride. 

My wife and I agree on many things and this is one of them. Anger,
hatred and violence never solve anything. What we need today is a 
little more laughter. 

Even there the world has gone crazy. The so-called “comedians” are just
as bad if not worse than the average insane person in our country. They 
have a platform to make people laugh, but they use it to vent their 
anger and wrath toward somebody. 

I knew I had to pull my wife out of this cesspool of lunacy. Then a
thought came to me. If you want to get your wife to laugh, remind her 
of something about her great-grandson. It works all the time. 

“I was wondering,” I said, trying to direct her attention away from the
television, “what our great-grandson was doing today. I wonder if he's 
having fun?” 

It worked beautifully. She looked at me and changed that hard grimace
look into a hilarious laughter. 

“You know,” she said, “I was just thinking about him today. I wonder
what he's doing today.” 

Then she was off talking about her great-grandson and some very happy
moments she had with him. Of course, I cannot be sure of this, but some 

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