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Thursday, laughing gratitude…

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Today is Thursday, December 9, 2010

I guess I am funny.  Not funny peculiar–at least I don’t think I am peculiar  maybe a little odd though–but funny ha-ha.  It seems that I make people laugh.  Not all people–but more laugh than don’t.  It is not that I set out to make someone laugh like a comedian or a clown.  It just happens.

I think I see things as funny–I mean most of life is pretty funny.  Even when I am in the pit of a pity party or  in the depths of  dark depression  I can see the silliness.  A lot of life is sad and painful but most of it  is absurd.  No point in taking today too seriously–tomorrow is going to come and shake it all up again and there you are back at square one.

I am not living in a fantasy world of my own.  I know there is a lot of nastiness in the world–a lot of badness.  It can get you down if you dwell there in the ugliness.  I think how you let the nastiness, badness, and ugliness affect your attitude about life determines your reality.  I think seeing humor in the midst of difficulties is the best way to get through, over, around, under, and past whatever it is in your way .

The bible says “a cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”.  Laughter is good medicine.  So I say take your medicine–have a laugh–several even–every day.  You will feel better and so will everyone else.  Laughter is contagious but not fatal so spread it around.

I am thankful I have a sense of humor and a spirit of cheerfulness.  I am thankful I can help others take their medicine.