The Third Quality We Admire & Hope To Develop Ourselves: Humor

Humor is seeing something as funny and responding with a laugh or smile.  It is a way of affirming ourselves and others;  showing that we are not afraid or angry but that we feel safe and relaxed, accepting the relationship as joyful.  It aids our relationships by preventing us from taking ourselves too seriously, and often it communicates that we do not have to have our own way and that we are flexible.  Humor is healthy only when everyone is laughing;  it is not funny if someone is hurt or offended.