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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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A to Z Challenge 2015 · In Other Words (Quotes) · success · victory

V=victory and success…

The A to Z Challenge 
letter today is

Hello Everyone,
I have exciting news for you!

I have been
When Mama adopted me she told me I would have a big brother, Teddy.
She also told me that it would take him awhile to get used to having a sibling.
She said for some becoming a big brother was difficult and little brothers had to be patient.
I have been patient!  Very patient!

I was beginning to think Teddy would never accept that Mama adopted me.
But it seems even the stubbornest of cats eventually come around to the facts of life.

Teddy has agreed to share Mama’s bed.
And he understands that not all the toys are just for him.
Okay, the banana is his, but the rest we share.

We play tag. It’s great fun.
First Teddy chases me then I chase him.
Sometimes we wrestle.
Wrestling is fun too except when Teddy forgets it’s a game
we play for fun not to beat each other up.

Teddy is learning how to be a good big brother
and that makes me a successful little brother.

I am also linking to

Pet the cat to see the words of others.
Pet the cat to see the words of others.

The prompt this week
“Success is never permanent.  Failures are never final.
The only thing that counts is to never, ever give up.”

Author Unknown