Little things mean the most... 20 years ago my husband gave me a long stem rose for our first as a couple valentine . . . from the corner store..20 years later he did the same still from the same corner store!
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.† ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Call Me Crazy
Bangkok television used to air the American situation comedy LaVerne and Shirley. For whatever reason, officials there believed that a disclaimer was necessary for the Thailand audience, so this subtitle was added to each episode: ďThe two women depicted in the following episode are from an insane asylum.Ē
Personally, Iím thankful there is a little craziness in the world! And I donít mind not acting like everybody else. Like the ďirrepressibleĒ Leo Buscaglia once said: ďI donít mind if people think Iím crazy. In fact, I think itís great! It gives me tremendous latitude for behavior.Ē
It may seem like craziness to most people, but I try to be joyful whenever possible. I believe that a joyful response is, more than anything, a habit, just as fear and worry are life-long habits. And maybe I canít be happy or rejoice for all things, but more and more, Iíd like to learn to rejoice in all things.
Like pleasure. There are too few opportunities for hearty laughter, so none should be passed up! I donít want to take the good that happens for granted.
And, if possible, I want to feel genuine happiness about those ordinary things and events that make up most of our days. The happier I am with everyday duties and responsibilities, the more grateful I am just to be alive.
But finally, I want to learn to be happy even in those difficult and trying times. I wonít be happy for them (who likes problems?), just in them. I need the soothing medicine of laughter when it hurts. I also know that at the other end of my problem is a lesson Ė Iíll emerge wiser, or maybe stronger, or perhaps a better person in any number of ways for having faced it successfully.
So call me crazy, but I want to learn to rejoice in all things. And I am just crazy enough to think itís possible! From Touching Moments by By Steve Goodier
Whether crazy or not. . .Have a great week-end!