A friend stopped by the house earlier to bring me a plaque for my wall. It made me smile and I hope it brings a smile to your face as well. It said this,
More Wag and Less Bark
Go out and wag your tail! Hope you find some happiness and laughter in your Tuesday!
Could it really be? Yes! We made it to Friday. This is a day that holds so much hope. Generally, most of us find our smiles after a long week of muddling through. We all need a break sometimes and this day is the bridge that leads us there. Do you have anything exciting planned for the weekend? If not, schedule something to look forward to. There is nothing better than knowing something great is in the immediate future. Those little things that get us excited are like stepping stones from one time to the next. If we make the jump from one to the other, those other things just fade away. Be happy, love completely and laugh loudly. Enjoy this day as if it was the last one you will ever have. You owe that to yourself.
It’s okay to laugh sometimes. It’s so important to find the humor in the little things because that helps ease the bigger things.
A few days ago, my pantry door fell off its hinges. Who knows when and if it will ever go back on. Then yesterday, we went out for dinner and when we got back home and opened the back door, it too fell off its hinges.
I’m thinking I should play the lottery. Don’t take life so seriously. Find something to make you laugh today. There is no better medicine than a little dose of laughter.
Here’s a funny little story about indecision and what a waste of time it is. I was sitting home a little while ago thinking I wanted to go to Starbucks for a while and read and then head next door to yoga to stretch because my muscles are really sore. The whole ride over I kept telling myself how I should have sat by my pool to read because it is such a beautiful day and that I am too sore for yoga at all today. So, I pull in and walk to the door to see a sign that reads Starbucks closed due to power failure.. That is the moment I wanted a coffee and a yoga class more than anything. Is it possibly true that when we cannot have something we want it more? Life played a little joke on me today but I was smarter. I drove to a different Starbucks and I am hopeful that in an hour the power will be restored and the door to yoga class will be unlocked and ready to invite me in. Sometimes life is silly and we have no choice to watch and laugh. Note to self: make a decision and move on. Don’t waste precious time questioning if it was the right one.
Sometimes it’s the little things that warm the soul. The other night I was sitting outside watching a gorgeous sunset. My focus was completely disturbed from the noise coming the yard behind me. It was the sound of three small children laughing. Not just a gentle chuckle but a full blown belly laugh. I had to take a few moments to just sit there and smile. It brought me back to my own childhood and times I too shared that laughter. The pure joy of having fun and being fully present in the given moment. I wish I could have bottled that laughter up.
Sometimes, as adults, we become so serious that we forget to play. We bury that side of ourselves underneath a well dressed, mature interior that sucks the youth and the fun right out of our aging bodies.
Tomorrow we leave for the beach. I am going to try my best to leave the adult in me home and live the adventure through my childlike self. To be in each moment and take time to splash and laugh and yes, maybe even play. Why not right? Life is serious enough so why not try something a little bit different.
Have you ever had one of those days when every thought in your head strikes you as hilariously funny? I don’t mean the kind of funny that makes you smile to yourself, but the kind of funny that makes you laugh completely out loud like you are going mad. There I was riding in the car laughing so hard I had tears coming down my cheeks. So, I call my dad to share my funny thought, and before I could get any words out, I was laughing so hard that he was laughing along with me. Then, at dinner, I am sharing those same funny thoughts with my husband and daughter, again laughing so hard I had to hold onto the table to keep from falling out of my chair, and they couldn’t resist the desire to join in with me..The best was laying in bed a few minutes ago all alone and laughing so hard my stomach actually began to hurt. I am so grateful for days like this. I love these funny voices in my head and hope they stick around for a few more days. Today, I am wishing everyone that reads this a ” Laugh Out Loud kind of day” because it is true how the saying goes, laugh and the world laughs with you!
Oh, the woes of being a senior citizen! There I was, sitting in my room, feeling sorry for myself because I was having a horrible day! Out of the blue, the phone rang, and although I probably shouldn’t share this story with the rest of the world, I feel inclined to do so because it is ridiculously amusing. My dad starts telling me about my mom sitting in the kitchen this morning watching him making pancakes. Really, I thought, did I not just tell you I’m dying inside and you want to tell me about making pancakes? However, I decided to suck it up and found myself listening intently when he happened to mention my blog. Now, they know I blog right! I know this because they look forward to my daily phone call each morning because my dad is well, Ill just say it, too cheap to pay for an internet connection. So, keep in mind they are completely shut off from the advances in technology so they find interesting ways to amuse each other. So each morning, I call them and read it aloud. I truly believe my dad has been waiting for just the right moment to shine and become the leading character in what else but you guessed it my blog! This was his moment and I could hear the pride in his voice as he told me his story. And here it comes…,a story that just may become my favorite blog story of all time.. He describes the scene, how just like every other morning, he is standing by the frying pan mundanely flipping a pancake, when all of a sudden out of nowhere comes the urge to sneeze, only this wasn’t just an ordinary sneeze….because in addition to what came flying out of his nose, was the teeth that came flying out of his mouth. He could hardly contain his laughter as he described the scene of his teeth bouncing up and down as they slid across the kitchen floor as my mother watched the scene through fear filled eyes , while screaming “Oh my God, are those my teeth?” Thanks mom and dad! I haven’t laughed that hard since Valentines Day! And as I always say, even I couldn’t make something like that up. Welcome to my crazy life! By the way, on a good note, at least you can eat pancakes without your teeth!