One day, my husband entered the kitchen in his camouflage under armor and said, “I bet you can’t see me.” My response was, “You’re right. I bet if you take your shirt off, you’ll be half the man you used to be.” Another time, as we were enduring a problem with water in the basement, he came upstairs wearing a snorkel and water goggles.
I’ve also been known to do some funny things. Like go through a drive-thru wearing a fake nose and glasses. I’ve worn two different shoes and, when called out on it, declared that I had another pair at home just like them. I once dyed my hair and it turned out green. Today it would be fashionable – then, not so much.
When we turn a normally difficult situation into something funny, it can make things bearable, or it can irritate the heck out of you. Personally, I love to laugh. There’s nothing like a little chuckle, a loud chortle or a booming guffaw. It seems to me that we take things too seriously sometimes – especially if we believe all the things we hear on the news.
We could easily fall victim to the chaos, disaster, false reporting, speculation. Negative noise brings about negative thinking and optimism soon turns sour. When we allow ourselves the freedom to laugh, we open a whole bunch of endorphins and soon positivity infects us again.
Sometimes our negative thoughts get the best of us and turn us into naysayers and impossibility thinkers. Even those who normally live life with a positive attitude, may have days when there seems to be nothing to laugh about. Maybe that’s a good thing too. If we all walked around with smiley faces all the time, we might be considered weird and carted off to a mental facility. Even if that were the case, think of all the fun you could have in a place like that. No house payment to make, no responsibility, free health care … oh well, there I go again – off the deep end.