Friday, December 21, 2018

Have fun / Happenings In The Outhouse 21-Dec-2018

I was listening to a podcast last week, and the guests were asked questions from the popular podcaster's audience.

One of the questions was something like this: "If you could have a saying or a picture or a paragraph up on a billboard, what would it be?"

So many people nowadays seem to take issues way too seriously.  So much so, that if that put that same amount of energy into improving their own lives, they would be wildly successful.  Given that, picture this: two men in dark business suits, one looking serious and even frowning; the other had a smile on his face.  The smiley face man would hold up two fingers behind the serious man's head, giving him the proverbial bunny ears.  Then comes the caption:


That would be my billboard.

Life should be fun.  If you're not having fun, maybe the issue is . . . well, you.

I get it.  Life can be difficult at times.  In January 2011, within a day of each other, I have a vehicle repossessed and a home foreclosed on.  My wife and I worked through both, getting the vehicle back and the saving our home.  Then, in April, my wife was diagnosed with leukemia.  She was treated successfully (huge thanks to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN!) and remains cancer-free, yet in the meantime she is legally blind because of the treatments and she tires easily.

It would be easy to go "bah-humbug!" at the upcoming Christmas season.  But I do not.  Think of my billboard.

And have fun!

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