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.