“Once I pulled a job, I was so stupid. I picked a guy’s pocket on an airplane and made a run for it.” ―
I hope you enjoyed this little joke. Have a great weekend folks!
Until next time…
“This is how we work with Divine Spirit. We try to look at life and find the laughter wherever we can, whenever we can, because laughter is the healer.”
—Harold Klemp The Language of Soul
Happy Saturday, folks! It’s 16 degrees in Michigan this morning and I am enjoying some soothing music and a cup of coffee.
In today’s crazy world, it is so easy to get riled up and upset with what’s going on in any country. Scandals, crime, disaster, are all the talk of the day. If you go to Twitter, it comes at you lightning fast, spreading, in some cases, rumors that have no basis in reality. Take it easy. Relax. Wait for a story to unfold before jumping on the first tweet or online article that hits the wire. So many people in journalism jump the gun to get the scoop without the necessary fact checking and due diligence, then have to walk it back when the truth comes out.
The same actions can be taken with our lives. So many of us are blind-sided by things. We get bad news and we lose our minds over-reacting. We make assumptions and run with them without knowing the facts. We are all moving at such a fast pace that we forget to take the time to really think about what has occurred.
Take your time, evaluate, look at all of the things you can do to fix the problem or make your situation better. When you take the time to think through things, instead of quick reaction, you’ll start to feel better. Yes, there are real tragedies that hit our lives, there is no way to argue against that. Even these tragedies have a silver lining in most cases. Think. Evaluate. Plan. Execute.
When the reality of your situation is out of your control, you have a choice. You can be pissed off or you can find humor in it. It’s going to be there regardless, so why not be happy with your situation and move on? Laughter makes us feel better. Humor is the antidote to hard times. There will always be challenges in our lives, tragedies, and just outright bad luck. Life is not about what happens to us. It is about how we react to the things that happen to us. You have a choice. I choose happiness.
Until next time…
“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire
What a great quote! A wishbone equates to hope, a backbone equates to steadfastness, and the funny bone equates to a sense of humor. All of these are quite necessary to live a great life.
We all need a sense of humor. Humor can help us deal with harsh circumstances. Humor helps us accept and address the past. I think of my days in basic training or Ranger School. When I was going through these things it wasn’t that funny, but now that I think of all of the things that happened, I can’t help but laugh. Laughter is what gets us through the tough times.
A backbone is necessary to stand up for one’s self. We have to have a backbone to stand up to bullies. We need a backbone to do the things that scare us but are necessary. We need a backbone to push through self-imposed limits.
Finally, a wishbone. Hope is what all of us use when things aren’t going so great. We hope for a better future. We hope for a better life. Hope is another coping mechanism we can use to deal with tough times.
This quote also made me think about all of the people who are worse off than me. I imagine the hope, the strength, and the humor they use to envision a better life or future for themselves and their loved ones. This quote also made me think about those people who are so overwhelmed and broken that these things fail to work. They have fallen so deep into depression that nothing will help them out of the “pit”. I truly empathize with people who have had such a bad time of it that they are forever broken.
We have all experienced bad times. This is part of our life. Life, even a good one, involves suffering. We all suffer in one way or another. We all want better than we have. We all want to achieve. We all want to be listened to and heard. We all want to be loved. Unfortunately, we rarely get what we want. Subsequently, we have to make the best we can out of a bad situation.
We are all going to die. Our lives are finite. If we are only here for a short while, why not make it the best we can? Love one another. Contribute. Improve. Be grateful for what you have. There are answers to our questions. There are solutions to our problems. They are all out there, if we take the time to look.
I hope each of you has a great weekend!
Until next time…
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Enjoy your weekend!!!
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“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” – Mark Twain
“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” – Charles E. Kettering
“Learn to give, without ever thinking of a reward. That’s how to find the treasures of heaven.” – Harold Klemp – The Language of Soul
Humor, persistence, and charity are represented in these quotes today. I wish all my readers and visitors a terrific day!