With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
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INTRO TO THIS WEEK
Two hundred weekly blog posts in this series were sent to you, not missing one week.
I do hope you enjoy my writings.
To recover from my accident and 37-Day coma, I chose to be fun and silly in life—a part of me, anyway.
Humans so often are very serious beings. We contemplate existence and plan for our future, live, eat, juggle, open bank accounts, and pay bills. But no one can arguably immerse themselves solely in serious matters for too long, not even the most unyielding of officials. Perhaps that’s why we’ve evolved to utilize an exceptional talent—our silliness!
You see, everybody can be silly (and should be) at some time in their life; it’s just that it’s not identical to others’ silliness. Knowing when you can and should be silly takes a lot of social power. That willingness to do silly and playful things can be like saying, “We’re going to relax the troubles of the world now.”
You see: It’s OK to be a little goofy sometimes (I try and aim for that). It even may be necessary. Being silly, playful, and having a lighthearted attitude helps us to cope with stress. Being able to laugh at ourselves and break our habits of taking ourselves too seriously can be beneficial.
There’s real freedom and freeing in laughter and being goofy. And when there’s no judgment of being silly, no worry about what someone might say, it’s a real boost to a young person’s self-confidence, fun, and creativity. It’s liberating and fun.
How being silly can help >>
- It makes us smarter.
- Silliness can reduce stress.
- It will balance your hormone levels.
- Gives you more energy.
- Boosts your attractiveness.
- It improves your leadership skills.
- Laughter relaxes the body and relieves tension.
- Being silly brings light to darkness and smooths life.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins – the body’s natural feel-good hormones.
- Laughter boosts the immune system by decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells, disease, and infection-fighting antibodies.
- Laughter protects your heart by improving the function of blood vessels and increasing blood flow, both of which can help protect you from heart problems and rough edges.
Those who are spontaneous, creative, fun-loving, outgoing, and lighthearted, appear to be better at coping with stress and finding fresh solutions to problems. The best thing is, you don’t need any special skills or preparation to be playful. All you need to do is play.
There’s absolute freedom in laughter and being goofy. And when there’s no judgment of being silly, no worry about what someone might say, it’s a real boost to a young person’s self-confidence and creativity. It’s liberating and fun. In a word, stop being so seriness.
Bring your fun-loving child back into your life.
What new stories are you ready to write?
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have a unique ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.
I find them so interesting, challenging, and essential on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others.
Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
I hope to inspire you with my words. Words have power.
Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
When you improve the quality of your thinking,
you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, and to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!
Self-talk is essential—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.
EVEN IF YOU START LATE, ARE UNCERTAIN, OR ARE DIFFERENT –
YOU CAN STILL FIND SUCCESS!
Don’t forget; you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.
REMEMBER, VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT LIFE.
I HOPE THE FOLLOWING WORDS ABOUT BEING SILLY INSPIRE YOU >>
Living without Laughing isn’t living.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.
It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading.
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.
It is terrible for the mind to be part of unanimity continually.
― Christopher Morley
The word ‘silly’ derives from the Greek ‘selig’ meaning ‘blessed.’
There is something sacred in being able to be silly.
― Paul Pearsall
“Do a loony-goony dance
Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.”
― Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic
Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood. What’s excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly.
― Hank Green
Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?
― Norton Juster
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence; it’s good to be silly at the right moment.
Life is a jest, and all things show it; I thought so once, but now I know it.
— John Gay
Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself!
— Robert Louis Stevenson
If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
— Ludwig Wittgenstein
I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.
— Mark Twain
Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth. They are inseparable.
— Albert Camus
Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.
— C.S. Lewis
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.
It is bad for the mind to be part of unanimity continually.
— Christopher Morley
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.
The best actors, I think, have a childlike quality. They have a sort of ability to lose themselves. There’s still some silliness.
— Kenneth Branagh
Most grown-ups forget what it was like to be a kid. I vowed that I would never forget. I also found that child’s play— not considered serious, but goofy — was the stuff I liked to do, so I still do it as an adult.
— Matt Groening
I remember a friend many years ago who had taped a sign to his refrigerator: There’s a dream dreaming us. If you try to think about what that means it makes your mind silly, but that silliness is good.
— Natalie Goldberg
[Silliness is] very, very important. Very important. The other side of it is taking yourself terribly seriously. Which I think occasionally, you know, if you’re a brain surgeon, I wouldn’t want him to be silly when he’s doing the operation. But afterward, if he wants to go laugh around, that’s fine. There’s got to be a silly side to all of it.
— Michael Palin
STOP MAKING EXCUSES—YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE STOPPING YOU!
COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
And, time seems to be going faster all the time.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Do this for a few weeks, and you will see your time differently.
12/10—Found some small dead trees that were in great shape. Eventually, I will put them in our bedroom, which I will make into the nature room. You know how much I like nature and the wilderness. I will make this into our nature preserve.
These trees can be used to hold various items—some of Beth’s jewelry and clothes, perhaps. People go to museums and parks, so why not live in that atmosphere?
For now, I planted the dead trees in one of the gardens.
Wouldn’t it be funny if they started growing again?
12/12—Beth found a place that might want rabbits! Beth likes the rabbits when they are very young, raising them from kits. (Yes, baby rabbits are named after me!)
The school is an agricultural school that will teach kids how to raise and show the bunnies. Beth likes the rabbits when they are very young; then, they can go to homes and schools.
They are so cute at a young age.
Do you want one?
Here is the school >>
12/13—The door to our bathroom was sticking; I saw that the bottom was too low and scraped on the floor. I took the door off, cut about two centimeters off the bottom, and put the door back on the mounting.
Many would simply let a problem like a door go on forever. It was actually a quick fix and works perfectly again. Do you have problems like this that you have been putting off? Just fix it, get it fixed, and make your life better.
12/14—There is a place on the palm of my hand that, about once a day, becomes extraordinarily painful for about five minutes. I suppose I could live with this for the rest of my life, but I won’t.
Last month I went to a hand doctor, and, after seeing an MRI of the hand, the doc saw a minor mass right next to an artery. That was the culprit!
Dr. John A King discovered and will be doing the surgery today.
Here is about Dr. King >>
Yes, I will go in today to have surgery on my hand to remove this, “mass.” The doc could injure a nerve, and my hand won’t work anymore, but I believe he will do good. So, I am typing these words before the surgery while I can still use my left hand.
Like the door I wrote about, don’t just live your life with something you do not like.
Fix it so that life is better for you.
12/15—I could not sleep, awakening at midnight; up for the day I am. By getting the surgery yesterday, I will no longer have pain in my left hand; I also can not move my left arm—AT ALL! The doctor must have cut a major nerve.
Yes, I cannot move my left arm. Very strange for me to type this with just one hand and it is very time-consuming. My fingers can move a little, but that is nothing to type with.
And, when I sit or walk, the arm dangles to the side; very scary.
The above was written in the early morn; I am much better now. Getting feeling and movement back in the arm. It must have been the nerve block they used, supraclavicular; The supraclavicular block provides anesthesia and analgesia to the upper extremity below the shoulder. It is an excellent choice for elbow and hand surgery.
AND, OF COURSE—I CANNOT JUGGLE—AT ALL!
When I walk or sit, the arm dangles next to me so that I cannot move it. Also, I seem to have a ghost hand. I feel the hand in one place, and it is in another. And, I thought my other accidents were terrible!
This scared me very much. As I awoke at midnight, my arm was dangling over the side of the bed; very alarming.
12/16—Friday, today, what to write, what to right?
My arm is back to normal today. As you can probably tell, I was pretty alarmed at what my arm was doing. Panic had set in, but with time everything turned out right. This makes me think of how we use our time and worry. I must keep my mind on track – as we all should.
How about you?
Is it time to “make” things happen and live a fuller life?
“Make” a great week for yourself, this week.
YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK > >
Do you have a door or something that is not working right?
This week, fix this problem or have someone fix the trouble
so that you do not have to deal with it any longer.
Do something new, daily, then keep doing it for the rest of your life.
NEXT BLOG >>
You will more about the surgery and if I will ever juggle again.
MAKE YOUR LIFE
THAT YOU CAN
Kit – So glad you are done with your surgery and it was a success! My very best to you for a great recovery! Stay well, my friend -and keep writing!
So glad your arm is better now. Hope you continue to feel better.
Great reading all of it!!! Glad your surgery went well!! Hopefull it helps you! I need lots of silly things like this that i keep putting off cuz basically i’m a chicken!
Love rabbits too. Not sure if you remember when my daughter, brooke, raised “Thumper” from a baby. he lived in our house and was litter trained. Amazing little pet. He was a great pet but he did like to chew the cords, so we had to be very careful. After Thumper, she raised a baby skunk (descented) til he was about 8 i believe. Animals are also great stress relievers.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to both of you!! May you have great health and much happiness in the year ahead! Thanks for all the great tips as always!!
Thank you, my dear friend, Phyllis.
Glad your surgery went well….A nerve block is very weird till it wears off….
As far as cutting a bit off the door…why do it in the house where sawdust goes on everything…why not outside on the grass
Happy Holidays to you and Beth