One of the comments we often hear when we choose to get clean and sober is, "What do you do for fun?" And sometimes we buy into this ourselves, even using it as an excuse NOT to get straight ... we are full of fear that life will be lame, or boring, or totally humorless.

For those of us who have experienced it, nothing could be further from the truth!

Throughout all the recovery literature, there are references to our sense of humor, to the fun we have, to the absolute joy we feel to be alive!

But, as always, some days are better than others.... so here are a few jokes to brighten up your day, if you're having a bad one!


Three old ladies are walking down the street. They are hard of hearing.
One: "Whew, it's windy today!"
Two: "No. Today's Thursday!"
Three: "So am I! Let's go to a bar!


A young couple got married and left on their honeymoon.
When they got back, the bride immediately called her mother.
Her mother asked, "How was the honeymoon?"

"Oh, mama," she replied, "the honeymoon was wonderful!
So romantic..."

Suddenly she burst out crying. "But, mama,
as soon as we returned Sam started using the most horrible language...
things I'd never heard before!
I mean, all these awful 4-letter words!
You've got to come get me and take me home....
Please mama!"

"Sarah, Sarah," her mother said, "calm down!
Tell me, what could be so awful? What 4-letter words?"

"Please don't make me tell you, mama," wept the daughter,
"I'm so embarrassed they're just too awful!
Come get me, please!"

"Darling, you must tell me what has you so upset.
Tell your mother these horrible 4-letter words!"

Still sobbing, the bride said, "Oh, mama...
words like DUST, WASH, IRON, COOK...!"


The man approached a very beautiful woman in a large supermarket
and asked, "You know, I've lost my wife here in the supermarket.
Can you talk to me for a couple of minutes?"

"Why?" she asks.

"Because every time I talk to a a beautiful woman,
my wife appears out of nowhere."


Joe had asked Bob to help him out with the deck after work,
so Bob went straight over to Joe's place.
When they got to the door, Joe went straight to his wife,
gave her a hug and told her how beautiful she was
and how much he had missed her at work.
When it was time for supper, he complimented his wife on her cooking,
kissed her and told her how much he loved her.

Once they were working on the deck, Bob told Joe
that he was surprised that he fussed so much over his wife.
Joe said that he'd started this about 6 months ago,
it had revived their marriage and things couldn't be better.

Bob thought he'd give it a go. When he got home,
he gave his wife a massive hug, kissed her
and told her that he loved her. His wife burst into tears.

Bob was confused and asked why she was crying. She said,
"This is the worst day of my life. First, little Billy
fell off his bike and twisted his ankle. Then,
the washing machine broke and flooded the basement,
and now, you come home drunk!"


There were three guys talking in the pub.
Two of them were talking about the amount of
control they have over their wives, while the third remained quiet.

After a while one of the first two
turned to the third and said,
"Well, what about you, what sort of control
do you have over your wife?"

The third fellow said, "I'll tell you --
just the other night my wife came to me
on her hands and knees."

The first two guys were amazed.
"Wow! What happened then?" they asked.

The third man took a healthy swallow of his beer,
sighed and uttered, "She said,
'Get out from under the bed and fight like a man.'"