Thursday, April 9, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Humor

As I mentioned before, 2014 was bad, but the fallout of it only really hit between January and March 2015 and I'm still dealing with it even now while I'm writing this. I really wish that it wasn't so, because I'd really hoped that by the end of 2014, everything would have been dealt with and I could go on to (much) better things.

That said, things are going better now than it had been in February (which was the decided low point). Mostly, I'm trying to get through all this by looking for the positive rather than the negatives. It does help.

One aspect to this is by laughing. A lot. It means finding the funny side to things, because laughing about them means that I can realize there's more to life than the bad. And even the bad parts aren't all that big if looked at from the right perspective.

It makes me think of probably my favorite book opening of any books I've ever read.

"He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." 
(Scaramouche by Raphael Sabatini) 

The world is mad and some people living in it are mad. Sometimes, things seem to happen for no reason, or if there is a reason, that reason is often driven by someone's selfishness, greed, small mindedness... and on and on.

Our being dour and not enjoying our lives won't make that go away. So really, we might as well laugh, and find ways to deal with the serious stuff as best we can.

Want to tell us your favorite joke? 


Sandy said...

Laughter is good, and helpful for getting through things. I hope your year continues to improve each and everyday.

<a href=">Sandy at Bridge and Beyond</a>

Moonie said...

my 2014 was like a wave of awful. I told myself no matter what 2015 was going to be great.
Hope your year improves - I agree laughter does take some of the sting away.

Best in you A to Zing

betty said...

It is always good to laugh and to have humor even when going through tough times. Of course now I can't remember a single joke I heard lately :)


Connie Keller said...

You are so right. Laughter does help take the sting out of difficult things. One of my favorite quotes is "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine."

I'm really glad you are finding the time and ability to laugh!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks Sandy!

I hope your year goes better too, Moonie!

Betty, that happens to me too. ;-)

Connie, that's where your blog's name comes from, right?