The 5th “L”

February 28, 2017

From the desk of Dr. Kevin Kirk, president of Community Care College, Clary Sage College, and Oklahoma Technical College.

Many of our students have heard me quote a great man by the name of Thomas S. Monson, who a talks about the four L’s in life:  Live, Love, Learn and leave a Legacy.  I love these four L’s and have added a fifth that I believe to be equally important:  “Laugh”.

It has been said:  “Laughter is the best medicine.” I believe there is a great deal of truth in that quote as my mother faced many difficulties in her life yet always managed to always wear a smile and laugh at herself. She loved a good joke or funny story and I greatly miss mom’s infectious laugh every day.

I recently came across a series of funny quotes that were posted on signs in the Seattle, Washington area which made me laugh and I hope they cause the same reaction for you.

  1.  I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around.
  2.  Went to the Air and Space museum, but there was nothing there.
  3.  Hold the door open for a clown, it’s a nice jester.
  4.  The second mouse gets the cheese.
  5.  My reality check bounced.
  6.  If pride comes before a fall, humility should come by winter.
  7.  Between two evils I always pick the one I’ve never tried.
  8.  Cure for an obsession:  Get another one.
  9.  I’m still hot, it just comes in flashes now.
  10.  The first 5 days after a weekend are the hardest.
  11.  A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
  12.  If attacked by a mob of clowns, go for the Juggler.
  13.  Ban pre-shredded cheese, make America grate again!

Remember to always exercise the 5th L!