It’s almost over…

… January that is, and for many this month is apparently the most depressing of the year.

Faced with mounting credit card bills from the Christmas and New Year festivities,  the realisation another year has passed and nothing much has changed,  many people are just really unhappy.

However, happiness is a choice and when you smile you automatically feel better.  Another interesting thing about smiling is, when you do it,  you can’t frown.

It’s physically impossible.

Try it!

My son’s autism has meant I’ve NEVER been able to have a real conversation with him, and any questions I’ve ever asked have usually been met with either a blank stare or a one word answer.

Not so these children, whose quick responses are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face-

TEACHER:   Maria, go to the map and find North America .
MARIA:       Here it is.
TEACHER:   Correct.  Now class, who discovered America ?
CLASS:       Maria.
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TEACHER:  John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN:        You told me to do it without using tables.
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TEACHER:  Glenn, how do you spell ‘crocodile?’
GLENN:      K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L’
TEACHER:  No, that’s wrong
GLENN:      Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.

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TEACHER:   Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD:     H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER:    What are you talking about?

DONALD:     Yesterday you said it’s H to O.
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TEACHER:   Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.
WINNIE:     Me!
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TEACHER:   Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN:         Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.
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TEACHER:   Millie, give me a sentence starting with ‘ I. ‘
MILLIE:       I  is…
TEACHER:   No, Millie….. Always say, ‘I  am.’
MILLIE:       All right…  ‘I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.’

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TEACHER:  George  Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it.   Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?
LOUIS:       Because George still had the axe in his hand.
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TEACHER:   Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before  eating?
SIMON:      No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good cook.
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TEACHER:   Clyde , your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same  as your brother’s. Did you copy his?
CLYDE  :     No, sir. It’s the same dog.
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TEACHER:   Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking  when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD:    A teacher
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Are you smiling yet?

Jean