Mental Health and Laughter….

I would have been committed several times already to a psych ward if it weren’t for my sense of humor! I encounter stupidity all day long and have to really resist the urge in just ” letting it go!” All of us have hopefully set up some coping skills to help us get past the ” craziness” of this planet! Good mental health involves courage, determination, and will power! It involves saying to yourself, ” I believe in myself and what I can do. I will survive! I will succeed!” It is also my strong opinion that you need to see the humor in the situation you’re in. That is why I just take a step back before I respond. I stop and think about something funny, smile, and then ATTACK nicely! It can be done! You can make a point just as strongly being nice about it! Try it out and let me know if it works for you!

Why I “smile”…..

I just figured out that I have been really pushing everyone to smile. If you look under blogs about “smile”, I am listed there alot. So, why is it I am pushing you all to smile? Well, I have seen a lot of sadness in this world. I still see it everyday. A Lot of very special people have died. A lot of very special people are always sad. A lot of very special people rather not be here. A lot of very special people ” give up.”

Well, I figure we all have choices in life. I could pick all of the above, or I could pick something else. I could support my ” special people”, but I can choose not to join them! Each of us struggles with our own internal frustrations, that I figure, I do not need someone else giving me theirs!

So, what I do is get the support I need..whatever way that is safe to do so…and I SMILE and move on with life. I figure I only have two choices: Live and let live….or….give up! It is not in my nature to ” give up”, so I pick option A. You can too. You are the only one stopping yourself. Believe in Yourself. Take it one day at a time, You can succeed. There is a lot of support out there in this world. Use it if you need it!
Remember to see the humor in things, it’s there.
Smile…..Smile…..Smile
Dorazi