The last year was rough on a number of fronts for a lot of people. I’ve been having a rough time keeping a positive outlook, and I used to be a happy-go-lucky person. I’ve always been easily amused–something I embrace (how is that insultingto be called at all?) I got to thinking about how can I inoculate myself against the evils of crappy stuff happening in the world and to my friends and so on? Well, I can’t keep such stuff from affecting me entirely, and I wouldn’t want to–then I’d be a total psychopath. But I can try to maintain a certain equilibrium. Positive equilibrium.
I do the usual stuff like some meditation, exercise, random dancing, dog snuggling, walking in nature, read, watch good movies (and bad), and I watch comedians. I especially like Jeanne Roberson. Here is one of my favorites:
I decided to actively pursue the lighter side of life. Finding the funny. Finding the joy in every situation I possibly can. I’m trying not to take myself to seriously, and trying to remember this one true thing: “This too shall pass.” Sadly, no knitting for now because of tennis elbow. I hope to get over that soon.
What sorts of things do you do and enjoy for the lighter side of things?
And then there’s Rollin’ Wild. What if animals were round? You should watch ALL the clips.
Oh, and a little PS. Watching a movie with an actor whose name is Preston Vanderslice. Isn’t that awesome???