I love Motivational Posters. But I also love De-motivational posters.
You will find I will use both as the year progress, but I think the De-Motivational ones are the sarcastic wit we all possess. For some of you that feel you aren’t sarcastic, you do have it in you, that is why you laugh at them. For those of us that are sarcastic, they just say what we already know.
But behind this sarcastic wit of mine, I really deep in my heart believe that we can overcome anything that is thrown at us. You see, I’m a rare combination of Optimistic Sarcastic verses the Pessimistic Sarcastic kind. Odd combo I know.
I see the world for all it’s faults. I have the ability though to appreciate the stupidity in the world. I can laugh at the bad and hopelessness that we have at times.
But I also have the ability to believe in those around me. And the power each of us has within.
Take Obstacles for example. Life is full of them. Many people define themselves by the obstacles they face. They make excuses as to why they have made the choices they have or why they can’t achieve what they are capable of.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes people go through hell. More hell than anyone person deserves. But why is it that two people can go through the same situation yet one will come out stronger than ever and the other will come out weaker?
I don’t profess to have the answers, but I do know from all that I have studied, the key is attitude.
Like I have shared before. When life hits you hard, find ways to laugh. Even a half hearted laugh is better than none.
Couple that with a belief in yourself and you can push through.
Here is the sad part. Re-Read that line in Red. Go ahead, I’ll wait a second…….
Ok, most of you will read that line and think one of two things
A) You are so right. It sucks in the moment but I know I will survive this too
the rest of you will think (like the de-motivational poster above)
B) Easy for you to say. My life sucks and this crap always happens to me and it never gets better. You just don’t understand.
But I do understand. I have family and friends that are viewers of life like a B person. They think I’m nuts sometimes. But you know what? They will never convince me that their view is better. I can’t imagine spending my life with my heart heavy and hurting 24/7. If that is how they want to go through life, I understand. We all have to make our own choices. But I will always do my part to help those in pain realize there are bright moments in their day and for them to embrace them even if it is for only a few minutes a day.
Yes life is full of obstacles but most of them are to teach us about our life. Some of the others are brought on by our own thoughts and expectations. But that is a post for another day.
Ok, my lecture is over. Our station will now return to it’s normal sarcastic tone….
~~~till we laugh again~~~