Yesterday my sister called and said, “Listen, if you croak before I do, you need to look up Charles Darwin and give him a message.”
“Yeah? What’s that?” I replied.
“Tell him that in his theory of evolution, he left out that those without a sense of humor don’t stand a chance of surviving.”
Yet the reality is that most people don’t see humor as vital to life; as an important tool to have in their tool box.
We tend to see humor as a pastime to indulge in when we’re relaxed, or worry and problem-free.
But what if I told you we have it all wrong?
That we should make time for humor, no matter the time, event, or situation?
Most of you would probably reply, “Easier said than done.”
All it takes is the right attitude, perseverance, and discipline.
In having the right attitude, you’ll learn to laugh at yourself; you’ll understand that most things don’t mean the end of the world.
Perseverance will prevent you from reverting to your former self; to the way you were before you discovered humor.
Finally, discipline will ensure that you’re receptive, no matter what the circumstance.
And where do dogs fit in all this?
Dogs are great examples of how it’s possible to spread good humor wherever you go.
My dog Roxy provides everyone with friendly tail wags and plenty of doggie kisses.
I interpret this as Roxy’s way of saying, “Life’s too short to be in a bad mood.”
So the next time life throws you a curve ball, have a good chuckle.
Something tells me our laughter will make Earth a happier place to live in!