Weekend Message – February 19, 2011

Surprise, it’s Saturday!  Okay, I normally don’t post on weekends but I decided to start sending a short message at the end of each week to thank you for inviting me into your day. 

When I started this blog, I had no idea where it might go.  I’m figuring it out as I go.  Looking back, some have been funny, some a little more serious, some a bit dry, and others a little on the emotional side.  But that’s what happens when you write every day.  We all go through various moods and we all have our ups and downs.  I haven’t tried to hide that in my blog, because I think in the context of health and humor, it’s important to be honest about our emotions.  After all, nobody is jolly all the time and I’m no exception.  In fact, some days I can be a real bummer.

So it’s Saturday, and I’m ready to relax.  Of course, if you read yesterday’s blog you know that’s not all I’ve got planned.  I’ve got some household projects that absolutely need my attention. 

But before I do any of that, I’m going to watch my grandson compete in a pinewood derby with the Boy Scouts.  Because no matter how busy we are, no matter what life demands of us, it’s important to make time for the children who can look past our faults and see only the good.  They need us, and we need them.  There is nothing on the face of the earth as warm as a child’s hug.  Not even getting licked in the face by a puppy.

Afterward, I’ll come home and pick a project.  Maybe next week I’ll tell you how it went.  Tonight my wife and I are going out, tomorrow morning I’ll be in church, I’m going to the gym a couple of times this weekend, and somewhere in there I’ll find some time to just kick back and relax.

And I hope you’ll do the same.  I know some of you are working, some are busy at home, and some are dealing with issues that may seem almost hopeless.  Either way, make time to dig down and find the happiness that’s within you.  Watch a funny movie.  Make faces at a co-worker.  Tell somebody a joke. 

It only takes a second to share a smile or laugh, but the physical and emotional benefits continue long after the moment is over.  And if you’re already having a good day, share it with somebody else.  They may need it more than you do.

I look forward to sharing some thoughts with you next week.  If you’ve enjoyed these posts, I hope you’ll share them with some friends.  There’s nobody in this world who couldn’t use a little more laughter in their day.  And if something touches you personally or you have a story of your own to share, don’t hold back.  We’re family.

Have a fun weekend!

Dave

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About Health and Humor - by Dave Glardon

Dave Glardon is a writer, speaker, and stand-up comedian. He has written hundreds of articles relating to humor in our world, and has performed for audiences across the entire United States. In this blog, he shares his insights with the goal of helping you achieve a higher level of physical and mental well-being through a healthy sense of humor.
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6 Responses to Weekend Message – February 19, 2011

  1. Sue Reynolds says:

    Thanks Dave. I needed that!

  2. The Dreamer says:

    I have noticed you mentioned there about picking a project but then you also mentioned lots of other activities you’ll be partaking over the weekend…
    Hmmm… I have a sneaky suspicion that the projects may very well still be waiting for you now (Wednesday). I have not had a chance to read your recent posts yet… Will I be surprised? Watch this space! ha ha…

    Well, some wise old bird once said… “Life is too short to waste on housework!” I think it applies to ALL household chores! 🙂

  3. You’re right, kids’ hugs & puppies’ kisses are some of the best things on Earth! Thanks for the reminder. I have both kids and a puppy (well, he’s really more of a dog by now) at my house and will be soliciting their goods right away.

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