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Watching Religion and Ethics Newsweekly on PBS has become a Sunday morning tradition for hubby and me. It offers an intelligent, balanced, and always respectful synopsis and commentary on recent religious head-lines around the world. Yesterday’s episode was a real treat, as several segments focused on the role of happiness and humor in our lives.

Happiness and a High Standard of Living explores the profusion of studies and books on the happiness factor. It comes as no surprise that money and success do not buy happiness.

Father Jim Martin, SJ, author of Between Heaven and Mirth, is interviewed in Spirituality and Humor. The man exudes joyfulness and playfulness, as he argues for the need for both in our religious institutions and in our spiritual lives. An added bonus is Jokes from Father Jim. He also happens to be the official chaplain of the Colbert Nation!

Give yourself a treat and watch these videos. And may your week be blessed with many moments of happiness and humor!