“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” ~ Bill Cosby
I think I have talked about the depressing parts of my life for long enough. All the stories of drug abuse, hallucinations, fear, illness, and the rest. I have noticed I seldom think about them now which makes it really, really, tough to write about. Writing here on this blog has led to an enormous release of pain and I am grateful.
I’m a sarcastic, wise ass by nature, and I think it’s time I lightened up this little platform I have. Sarcasm doesn’t work well when I type it out….I have tried and holy shit, it’s really, really hard.
Humor is a big part of me even though it’s presence in my writing has been minute. But in life, humor and gratitude have helped me through many problems like:
- HIV and full blown AIDS
- Steven Johnson Syndrome
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety (it tests my limits every day)
- ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
- Sudden death of a “partner”
One thing I have learned is that our ability to face unimaginable obstacles is far greater and stronger than we would have ever thought. I just refuse to worry, then I find the humor of it all. ….and there’s always room for humor. Here’s a perfect example:
I’m in an area that’s between yesterday and tomorrow. I’m imagining what tomorrow will be and it’s all frickin awesome! I am excited about my future, I’m excited about what tomorrow will bring because my imagination is on overdrive. One of my favorite quotes says it best…
“Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.”
~ Albert Einstein
I imagine being passionate about all the things I love to do. Every day my best will be better, my imagination more soulful and unrestrained, and my creativity more unique. There will be changes…..
Before I go, I would like to leave you with something a friend sent to me yesterday. THE WORLDS MOST INSPIRATIONAL VIDEO . It was the help I needed, exactly when I needed it! It never ceases to amaze me when things happen for a reason.
PS: If you never saw “Steel Magnolias” …..OMG! Even straight men loved it! I mean c’mon! Shirley (Ouiser) MacLaine was worth the price of admission, let alone the rest. Priceless