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October 4, 2012

It's time to lighten up

(Continued)

My family is not really one to pull any punches. They kind of like to lay it on the line.

So here goes: it's time to stop taking life so seriously and learn how to laugh at life. The American people as a whole need to lighten up and get over themselves. Point blank, there is humor in every situation in life and if you can't find it, you're going to be miserable. Inevitably the miserable are not satisfied with suffering in silence. They like to drag everyone else around them down as well. I say we need to reverse that action.

Let's bring back "laugh and the world laughs with you" and get rid of laugh and someone will sue you, and form a protest group, and write you hateful e-mails, and post nasty things on the Internet about you, and the paparazzi will follow you, and you will have to move, and live in a cabin in the woods, assume a disguise, and small children will point at you with fear and loathing, and you will end up an embittered, old crow who talks to cats and screams at trees.

Where was I going with this again?

Oh, right. Lighten up. Laugh more. Find the humor in every situation. Because it's there; it's always there.

And when you find it, it's so worth it.

- Rebecca Todd is a freelance writer and the author of the book "What's the Point?" available at booklocker.com. Contact her at btodd@tds.net.

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