See the Funny Side

Can’t believe that I had forgotten what it is like to find myself creased up, stomach aching, short of breath and laughing my socks off…

Monday saw a group of my friends starting to play our sedate version of tennis. As we are all of a certain age there are quite a few aches and pains. Dodgy knees, bad back, cut toe, arthritic wrist, etc (and that’s just me). We shuffled about the court for an hour and a half, groaning, huffing and puffing as we picked up balls, hit what we hoped would be stunning winning shots. We are a lively bunch and soon were chuckling at our mishaps. As there were 5 of us we all tried to be the one who was sitting out for the longest time. As you can imagine the list of injuries grew with every chance of a rest. This escalated to epic proportions and soon we were all leaning over the net unable to speak with laughter.

One of us said, this is doing me more good than tennis!

So my aim is to let my silly sense of humour off the leash and see the funny side of life – daily.

By |2017-01-13T13:49:44+00:00April 20th, 2016|2 Comments

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"Hi I’m Dena. I have worked in the same company for many years in a variety of roles and am now in a dual role of health and safety and assistant to the company secretary. I have been interested in holistic therapies for many years, and as I am qualified to practise in a few, it would be good to re-engage again with the calm and balance that they bring, and of course to increase my everyday Happyness! When I saw on Sally’s email asking for Happynesshubbers I thought what a good idea, but knowing me thought that I wouldn’t be able to commit to looking at all the emails for three weeks and finding time to go online and blog as I haven’t done it before. I know it only takes a few moments of the day, as I did dip in and out last time, and enjoyed the ones I looked at. My son is Paul, another Happynesshub Hero, and he asked me about becoming a Happynesshub Hero too – I surprised myself when I said yes! I’m excited to have the possibility of committing to start this exciting journey and make it part of my everyday life."


  1. Karen Waterman April 21, 2016 at 8:09 am - Reply

    Hi Dena – this is so true those truly funny moments come out of nowhere and with a great group of friends. I had a similar situation last night – believe it or not started with a serious conversation about politics which ended in all 6 of us in stiches.

  2. TimF April 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    How wonderful! Those unexpected moments of joyous laughter when you’re with friends and you weren’t even expecting to happen. Let’s cherish every moment like this.

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