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    Dale’s Books

    Dale Best

    • Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      Gems for the Day (Daily Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      Living the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels (Volume 4)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      Every Day With A King: Daily Devotions With King David
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living (Volume 3)
      by Dale Best
    • Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      Every Day with a King (Christian Devotions)
      by Dale Best
    • Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      Living with the Bible: Stepping through the Gospels
      by Dale Best
    • Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      Easy Lessons for Successful Living
      by Dale E. Best

    Positive Principles For Executives by Dale Best

    Dale’s Résumé

    • Native of Worden, IL
    • Twenty years of public school teaching
    • BA, McKendree University, Lebanon IL
    • MS ED, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL
    • M DIV, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis IN
    • Elder, Illinois Great River Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
    • Ordained in 1985
    • Retired after twenty years active ministry

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    Humor

    Successful people carry a sense of humor with them. Oh, you are right, not every hour will we be laughing. When opportunity does arise, laugh and release the stress. A belly laugh produces endorphins. Norman Cousins proved that these endorphins from laughter bring healing to our body. Stress does the opposite and constricts the muscles in our bodies. This strain-filled condition produces headaches. Continuous stress can even affect our digestive system causing ulcers.

    Humor permits us to relax and allows the blood to flow normally to the muscles. Norman V. Peale believes that this form of relaxation also permits us to think more easily to solve problems before us.

    It is said that President Abraham Lincoln used jokes and humorous things to lighten the tension on Capitol Hill. This worked effectively for him. Intentionally we could also try this. As we practice humor, it will become easier and flow more fluently. First, search for a nice clean joke. Second, remember it. Then practice telling it to ourself and then to friends, as soon as we get the chance. As they show pleasure at our jokes, we can then laugh at theirs and encourage them in their search for clean jokes.

    As we accumulate humorous friends, our life will be much more pleasant. We can now encourage each other as we climb to success.