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Thursday thoughts…

Life’s burdens are lighter
when I laugh at myself.
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a fact that much of life is serious, very serious. Somehow the serious stuff always seems really hard and difficult. It can steal your good nature if you let it and make you miserable. I know this without a doubt because there have been times I have let some serious stuff erase from my consciousness all the good worthy of thought stuff.

When I was young I was not a very happy person. And that’s putting it mildly. I rarely laughed about anything. Certainly not at myself. I did have a serious problem that was not recognized at the time as a problem by the doctors my parents took me to. So, I tried my best to put a happy face on and go about living my miserable (in my mind) life. As a young adult out on my own with a job and my own apartment and after making some really seriously awful choices and decisions I started doing some research. I found that there was a reason for some of my problems.

It took a while to find the right doctors with the right training and most importantly the ability to listen and hear what I was telling them…not what they thought they heard but what I was in fact saying. Took time and patience on everyone’s part and some trial and error but answers were found. It was like I was a new person, bright and shiny with happiness. Now I have a happy face for real.

The most important thing I learned is that how we look at life and how we react and work through difficult times is key. If all we see is the problem and only feel the burden of it and let it take away our good-nature and basic happiness we are doomed. All the wonders of modern medicine are worthless if we have forgotten how to laugh.

Bottom line…
laughter is the best medicine!

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13 thoughts on “Thursday thoughts…

  1. You made me remember the adage…if there’s only a problem then there’s no solution, also that to quote Abraham Lincoln…we’re as happy as we make up our minds to be. We have choices to look at the good, our glass half full counting our blessings. Makes so much more sense to live in the sunshine. Thanks, as always.

    1. Life isn’t always easy and I don’t think it’s meant to be. We decide how we respond to the tough times and how we respond determines what our lives are like. Sometimes it takes a walk in the rain to get perspective and to really appreciate the sunshine.

      1. Couldn’t agree more. When I first suffered hearing loss, oh, how I played the victim. No more. It is what it is and I’m grateful I have eyes to see with…and to read. Like you, I love it so.

  2. I am glad that you had the courage and the patience to find a solution to your issues. It takes both. I know of someone who lacks the courage though she knows what the issue is. Thanks for sharing this uplifting post Patricia.

  3. Good for you. I laugh at myself all the time because there is so much material to laugh at.

    Have a fabulous day, Patricia. ♥

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