We Can Too!

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This great little image is from the artist who blogs at  http://agreenearth.blogspot.com. She’s initiating a weekly add-on post for positive change a baby-step at a time. 

I’m giving the “We Can Wednesday” meme a shout-out in part because I just love the image. It’s a pretty terrific concept, too. Report on positive change “small or large, personal or worldwide, action or concept.”  — Go girl!

The change I’m seeing is more laughter — in my personal life and at work. Sometimes it’s an effort to laugh rather than bitch when things go awry.

In his classic You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought, the late great Peter McWilliams said, “if it will be funny later, it’s funny now.”  Reading that statement for the first time set off one of those inner bells that lets you know it’s a profound truth — at least for yourself.

Another favorite quote is from Paul Simon, as he tried to sing “Still Crazy After All These Years” in a turkey costume on Saturday Night Live, “they told me, ‘Paul, you take yourself soooo seriously.'”  Oh how that made me wince!

So, I laugh at me, and foibles and mistakes, at the world’s antics, and in return I see the smiles, the lightened burdens, the spontaneous chortles, and the growing glow in people’s eyes. 

Happy We Can Wednesday.

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8 thoughts on “We Can Too!

  1. Nice post and interesting meme.

    I have been a great fan of Green Earth’s wonderful art for a long tome, nice to see it here.

  2. Thank you so much for the shout out and being part of my new meme `We Can Wednesday’. Enjoyed hearing about the growth of laughter in your life. It can be so easy to say the negative thing rather than looking for the light in each situation. Must remember your example, it is so easy to slip into old patterns.

  3. I think teaching my oldest son to laugh at himself was one of the most a) difficult things I’ve ever done and b) one of the most valuable. Some people seem hard-wired to be perfectionists and that tendency can so easily rob today of its joy. Great post.

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