My friends and I are at an age where sometimes the roof caves in - we have personal health decisions to make or a parent suddenly needs our care or a friend hits the wall and needs help getting back up. Several of my friends in the neighborhood are dealing with such things, and I struggle with how to help. Of course, a listening ear, a home-cooked meal, or childcare is always on the list.
But, since laughter is apparently the best medicine, I would like to offer some things that have made me happy. Maybe they won't elicit a smile at first, but when someone needs to lighten the darkness, I hope they'll bookmark these gems.
When you are having a bad day, a clever prank can chase the clouds away, and freak some people out in a funny way:
Need inspiration? How about one of those unexpected, amazing reality show auditions, where the human spirit triumphs:
And, I'm sorry, but if Ellen Degeneres doesn't do it for you, then I'm out of tricks:
That's it, that's all I've got today. Sometimes - all the time - life is about the people around you, and finding a way to be a blessing where one is needed. I hope that when the people in my life hit hard times, they know they can count on me.
Until next time, keep crowin'!