Reality Reflections: Comedy and Laughter

Do you remember the last time you laughed?  If you’ve had to really think about it you’ve probably gotten too bogged down in all of the stuff that goes on in your life and in the world around you.  I realized I was getting bogged down the other day when I was looking for something to watch/listen to on TV and didn’t want to watch another crime show like CSI or Criminal Minds, drama like Greys Anatomy, or dark and dramatic movie.

As you may have guessed from the list of titles and types of shows and movies I shared I’m not one to tune in for the latest comedy show on or go to a comedy movie.  No, I’m not someone who enjoys all the humor and silliness that goes on in those movies and shows.  However, as I was considering putting on another murder, mystery or drama, I realized I didn’t want to.  I had no interest in seeing another bloody death, broken relationship, or world-ending battle.  So instead of watching something I didn’t really want to watch, I picked up something that has a lighter tone to it: Scrubs.  Yes, it has serious moments, but it felt like a breath of fresh air.

As much as TV is an escape for many people, sometimes that escape isn’t the escape you really wanted.   Don’t ignore what your mind or body are trying to tell you.  Listen carefully to what they have to say and make adjustments accordingly.  This doesn’t mean you have to forever turn from what was (I’ll be back to watching dramas, crimes and mysteries again soon) but it means that when you need to take a break, you should.  Also, don’t live on one side of the light all the time.  If you only live in the light and spend your days laughing through life, people won’t take you seriously and won’t see the real (amazing) you hiding behind your joking.  If you live only in the dark you’ll be missing out on the gifts that life has for you in the light.  So if you haven’t in a while take time to laugh today, and maybe you can bring some light to a dark place.  And if you’ve been too busy trying to keep things light take time to see what’s been going on in the world, the world does need what you have to offer.

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