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Day 1262 – Why Are You So Sad? – Humor Unplugged
21st November 2019 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Wisdom-Trek / Creating a Legacy

Welcome to Day 1262 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

Why Are You So Sad? – Humor Unplugged

Wisdom – the final frontier to true knowledge. Welcome to Wisdom-Trek where our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, and to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.

Hello, my friend, I am Guthrie Chamberlain, your captain on our journey to increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Thank you for joining us today as we explore wisdom on our 2nd millennium of podcasts. This is Day 1262 of our trek, and it is time for a 3-minute mini-trek called Humor Unplugged. Our Thursday podcast will provide a short and clean funny story to help you lighten up and live a rich and satisfying life – something to cheer you and provide a bit of levity in your life.

We are told in Proverbs 15:30, “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.” We are also encouraged in Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” Consider this your vitamin supplement of cheer for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s funny, which is titled…

Why Are You So Sad?

Sam and his good friend Jim were walking towards each other on the sidewalk in the heart of town one day, so they stopped to chat. Sam said to Jim, “You look rather forlorn and down in the mouth. Hey, how come you look like the whole world caved in?” 

Jim stared at Sam for a few moments and then said, “Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, an uncle died and left me ten thousand dollars.”  

Sam replied, “I’m sorry to hear about the death, but this sounds like a bit of good luck for you, don’t you think?”

“Now hold on a minute,” Jim replied, “I’m just getting started. Two weeks ago, a cousin I never knew kicked the bucket and left me twenty thousand, free and clear.”

Sam once again said, “I’m sorry to hear about the death, but I don’t see how you can be too disappointed with that!” 

Jim went on with his story, “Yes, but wait, there is more. Last week my grandfather passed away. I inherited over one hundred thousand dollars.” 

At this point, Sam was flabbergasted not being able to comprehend that amount of money, and Sam said, “Incredible Jim! But even more so now back to my initial question…so how come you look so sad?”

Jim thought for a moment and replied, “Well no one has died, and I’ve not received anything this week!” 

I hope that brought a smile to your face today. If it did pass your smile on to someone else, we all could use a good smile.  Our Thursday thought is “Happiness will never come to those who don’t appreciate what they already have.”

Proverbs [27:20]

Just as death and destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied.

As you enjoy these nuggets of humor, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.

If you would like to listen to any of our past 1261 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are all available at I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player, so each day will be downloaded to you automatically.

Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.

As we take this trek together, let us always:

  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day

I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for Philosophy Friday!





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