“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
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.
We should recognize that on the day that we are born, our glass is half full. In America your chance to fill your glass the rest of the way up is greater than it is anyplace else on this planet.
One of my readers voiced displeasure with my humorous attitude and optimistic outlook to a serious topic. I know that humor used to deflect the seriousness of a situation and human emotions is a touchy subject. But hey, I think it is a good thing (fwiw). As the anniversary of the “Storm that should not be named” (Harry Potter fans will get that) approaches, the melancholy attitude of the bloggers and columnists in this area is reflected in their writings. If you can’t laugh at the image of “Bat Boy” saving Louisiana from flooding – maybe you need…well…I’ll let you decide what you need.
I am who I am – and my glass is always half-full while I am laughing at something. Call me insensitive and unrealistic if you want – but truly – I feel your pain (not in a Clinton type of way) and maybe Louisianans need to join me by pouring themselves a big cup of humor & optimism as the anniversary approaches!
(c/p at NOLA.com)