The 5th “L”

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!