The Unspoken Promise of a Good Sense of Humor


As you’re well aware, I’m no political humor guy, but recent events have made the conversation of diviciveness inescapable.

Our country is falling into a funk and thus my job feels more like a mission than a career.

My mission statement is that “I am a Messenger of Joy, sent to Ignite Joy in Others”.

I don’t always succeed but have tried my darndest for many years to bring a laugh, in the family-friendly variety, with introspection as an added bonus here and there.

I believe firmly that much of what gets us through the hardest of times is our sense of humor, whether we realize we’ve made a promise to ourselves to have a good one or not, it is essential in the grim health diagnosis, natural disasters, and yes even death.

So, without making light of the issues that are plaguing our country, because they are serious, they are important, they’re just not going to be discussed here today, I made an unspoken promise long ago to bring love, light and laughs.  So here’s what I’ve found this week that made me smile, hope it does the same for you.

Because in the words of Anne Murray, “We sure could use a little good news today.”


Checked into a hotel in Oklahoma, and this is what greeted me –


Someone please tell me the genius behind this spin on a negative subject got a raise.  Seriously, imagine the frustration of hotel housekeeping departments constantly finding missing items in the room.  I know I had a hard time sneaking that Toilet Tissue Stand out under my jacket at the last place I stayed.  The lost money, the need to constantly order new things, painful!  My friend Dan Clark says this one joke of the comforts of a great room and our desire to take it home with us, “The pillows were so fluffy I could hardly close my suitcase!”

To imagine we might believe people are interested in a $50 ice bucket just makes me smile.  This is brilliant reverse psychology.


How about this usage of a negative review by local to Utah ski resort Snowbird –


Marketing needs a bonus with this genius.   Love it!  Hilarious!

My favorite news story of the week.  A college professor told the class they could have “a 3×5 cheat sheet for a test”.  However, the teacher failed to specify the unit of measurement, and student, Elijah Bowen (see: the next Ferris Bueller), noticed the loophole and showed up to class with a 3 Foot x 5 Foot card.

Yes folks, that’s a 3 Foot x 5 Foot card.  Hahahahahah!

Now you may wonder, what was the teacher’s reaction?  Reb Beatty has an excellent sense of humor and posted this on Facebook, “Well played and lesson learned for me.”   Allowed the student to use it still.  So funny.

You can read the full story HERE.


The other night I took my son out for a little frozen yogurt treat at our favorite place, Red Mango, and I thought we had a good time –


But the next morning I woke up to this in our piano room –

I guess the frozen yogurt didn’t sit well with him, but I found this turn of events a bit unexpected and was sad to see I’d reached the end….

As my friend Jason Lyle Black pointed out, “Hey, it’s the Jawa Reaper!”


Doesn’t it feel good to laugh?  What is your promise to keep a sense of humor today?


~ jason


Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for the largest corporate events in the world. His primary message, The Promise, is essential for Leadership, Management, Sales, Marketing, Direct-Sales Companies, and is a combination of engagement and entertainment meets inspiration.  Jason has even received standing ovations from IT guys.  He has been acknowledged as life-changing by Conference Attendees, C-Level Executives and Hollywood Elite.

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4 thoughts on “The Unspoken Promise of a Good Sense of Humor”

  1. Dude I am honored to make your blog! For the Jawa reaper. Haha. Well said and thank you for the reminder to focus on the positive. Grateful for how you are sharing that with others.

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