“Floating with the popular current of mortal thought without questioning the reliability of its conclusions, we do what others do, believe what others believe, and say what others say…If only the people would believe that good is more contagious than evil…” – From the chapter titled “Contagion” in *Miscellaneous Writings* by Mary Baker Eddy
My dear Humoristians,
I ask you today to laugh out germs of joy, hope, confidence, and love upon your fellow man. Do not be frugal or sparing in your hardy guffaws or exuberant giggles – but spread the contagion of joy upon everywho, everywhere, and everywhen. Yes, I say, let your good-natured joie de vivre fill every dark nook and cranny of doubt, fear, anxiety, loneliness, regret, guilt, recrimination, anger, hate, and crankiness. Rouse yourselves! (Cue in the music here – something rousing and inspiring – maybe that theme song from *Chariots of Fire*.) Arm yourselves with a joyful heart! Laugh…excuse me a moment…(Orchestra? The theme song from *The Meaning of Life* was not exactly what I had in mind here…I mean…oh, never mind…I guess it’ll do…)
Laugh long and prosper!