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Humor in Times of Crisis

Posted on January 29, 2014 in General Ministry, Management, MMI, Patient Stories, Programs, Volunteering | 0 comments

Last night, I was amused by the commentary coming from the talking heads on television after the State of the Union Address. We all knew what was coming, in fact, I seriously doubt any opinions were changed one way or the other by what was presented last night. What I did enjoy was hearing some people be light hearted about the night and point out how truly funny politicians can be when trying to distort the facts to help their points. Thank God for their humor because without it, we would all just cry at what we just witnessed.

One of the greatest gifts that God has given us is our sense of humor. Let’s face it, there is a lot of bad happening around the world with terrorism, poverty, and just the difficulties of trying to make a living. It’s enough to overwhelm even the strongest of people, and yet a good sense of humor helps to reset our compass and not let all the doom and gloom overwhelm our lives. Praise God for this gift.

Have you ever noticed how the mood changes in a room when people are smiling and being positive? It’s addictive and a crucial component to anyone trying to achieve their goals. We are not talking about a fake smile, but one of genuine happiness and a positive vibe for life. We could not operate our ministry without this daily influx of smiles and laughter. Who wants to be around people that are in a bad mood all the time?

That being said, everything is never as we want it and we have to deal with difficult issues and subject matter all the time. The goal is to never let it consume you or your organization. Make a point of surrounding yourself with positive people and watch how successful the organization becomes not just during the good time, but also the bad. You will also find that this genuine positive nature leads itself to open accountability, transparency, and trust. Without these components, no one will ever see success.