As I get older, I realize:
- things aren’t so urgent
- laughter is a great anecdote for stress
- it’s okay to be a bit off color
- forgiveness is imperative
- friends are priceless treasures
- love dissolves distances
- I may not always be right
- But then again…
Groucho Marx was one of my favorite comedians. He and Red Skelton always made my dad laugh. I can still remember him sitting in front of our black and white picture on the TV back in the late 40s, laughing til his eyes were teary at Groucho’s jokes. As I recall a few I am reminded that humor really is a way to share kindness because when we laugh, the “endorfins” brighten our spirit and feed the corners of our brains.
As I grow older, I remember it’s important to
Lighten up and laugh more often! Groucho said,
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend,
inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.”
“Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them…
well, I have others.”
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble,
finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly,
and applying the wrong remedies.”
“Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.”
“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening.
But this wasn’t it.”
Don’t you love that Santa picture? Reminds me that everyday is a gift…
And we shouldn’t wait for once a year to open it.
Keep the sparkle alive as you grow older –
And make every day a day of
… and remembering why you walked into that room!
See ya later!