Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Laugh It Up

Lately I have found myself wanting to blog but not having anything to write that other people will want to read about. At first I thought maybe I was suffering from "Creativity Constipation" again but that wasn't it. I had lots I wanted to say but most of it would have been gloomy and depressing and that is NOT what this blog is about.

I have now realized that with all kinds of stupid serious stuff going on around me I have forgotten to laugh at life. A long time ago I decided that when life gets complicated a person can either laugh about it or cry about it. I choose laugh. Laugh till my sides hurt. Laugh until I forget that I was close to crying.

What fun is life if you can't take a crappy situation and find the humor in it? So far in my life I have found the humor in unplanned pregnancy (unplanned but never unwanted), having a "Monster in Law", job stress, child rearing woes, divorce, single parenting, having to sell my home, and so many other life experiences that could have broken me if I let them.

I'm not the only one that benefits from being able to laugh at the crappy stuff. When I look for and find the humor in situations and then share it with my friends, family and readers it can help them to find humor in their serious stuff.

A favourite saying is: when life hands you lemons there are 2 kinds of people -those that make lemonade and those that cry about having lemons. Time to build a new stand because I'm going to make a whole lot of lemonade.

Time to get back where I want to be. From here on out I, SlightlyInsaneStacey vow to climb back on the wagon and laugh it up.


Chesty McBreasty said...

:D Good, I've missed the blog!

Brahm said...

Great post --- glad to have you back!

Anonymous said...

I like it :) Although when handed lemons, I think the best action is to pull out the salt & tequila ;)

Anonymous said...

love it ya a work...

MadCow said...

Awesome post! Thank you.

And thanks for your honesty about the doomy, gloomy bits. Been there a few times myself :)

Although must comment on the lemon bit ... when life hands you lemons, ask where the tequila and salt are!

Have an awesome New Year!