Today I’m thankful for the excellent Monty Python song at the end of The Life of Brian… “Always Look On the Bright Side of Life”
This evening at home I was talking with Becky and told her I just wasn’t feeling happy. There was nothing terrible or awful or bad that happened today, I was just in a bummer of a mood. All things considered I should have been in a fantastic mood. Lots of good things going on in life like the first day of school, getting a start on our landscaping, all time highs in one of our offices, and whatnot. Nope, I was just in a pissy kind of mood.
As I was talking with Becky something clicked in my head and I chuckled to myself. I remember playing soccer with Brenda when she had this total look of shock and surprise when I said I wasn’t in a good mood. The sincere look of awe on her face still makes me laugh. Then my brain kept the memory going, I remembered telling her that some days it would be more fun to have a timer to show how long it actually took me to come up with what I was thankful for, because I wasn’t thankful for jack squat! And then I went into total normal Mike mode, giggling with Becky and thinking of picture, quotes and what not to show what I was feeling today. Here are some of them…
And then I remembered this old video clip, one of the greatest moments of keeping a smile on your face… (click the pic to see the video or go here )
I’ve listened to this about five times tonight and I’m still whistling it to myself! How can life be anything but great when you’re looking at the bright side of it? You know what they say… Some things in life are bad, they really make you mad. Other things just make you swear and curse. When you’re chewing on life’s gristle don’t grumble, give a whistle and this will help things turn out for the best. Always look on the bright side of life!