SMILE OR SING THROUGH YOUR TROUBLES

“Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song.” Sam Walton

I love to sing, but I have to admit my voice isn’t as good as it once was. I never know when I’ll hit a wrong note. I’m never sure if it will crack or disappear completely. I’ve also had some problems with words when I speak. Sometimes I simply can’t find the right one or say something that has no bearing on the conversation. Some think it may be my age. Others might say it’s because my words aren’t as organized when I speak as when I write. Maybe I simply don’t stop to think before I speak.

Aging comes with all kinds of problems, but lately it’s been a change in the words I use. Am I overthinking this? Am I confused? Am I trying too hard? Maybe because I work so hard at finding the right words when I write, I’ve not been able to categorized or spell check or edit the words I speak and my brain is simply done with it.

One thing I do know is that we must maintain a sense of humor through all of it. Of course we must think before we speak because we can’t take those words back. Yet we can make something funny out of what we just said by laughing at ourselves. I’ve found this to be rather therapeutic as I go through this aging process. There are a billion funny things that happen to us in our lifetime. It becomes more apparent as we grow older.

Sam Walton was the founder of Walmart. He went through the depression and knew what struggle was all about, yet he built a multi-billion dollar business. I’m not saying that laughter is going to make you a success, but it will certainly ease the difficulty and put things into perspective. It didn’t hurt Sam to have fun and not take himself too seriously.

Today I will make an effort to find the humor in things. I’m sure God has a great sense of humor. After all, He made me.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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6 Responses to SMILE OR SING THROUGH YOUR TROUBLES

  1. davidkitz says:

    Sound advice. Thanks from this occasionally muddled senior who very much needs spell check.

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  2. LOL! Once in a blue moon I speak clearly off the top of my head, but most of the time it is a disjointed and chaotic jumble few people have any patience for. That is why I write.

    Somebody smart said old people are not forgetful, they just have so much data downloaded and so many computer windows open all at the same time that the whole screen freezes. It’s a bit comical, but some brain scans seem to show exactly that! Your brain is much smarter and more active than a young persons, so take heart and keep your sense of humor.

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  3. K.L. Hale says:

    Humor is always good to have! My family and I share similar conversations as this post. Thank you for always being a bright spot to my day!

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