"I Love Lucy"
I think that it is not very popular to be joyful these days. We are bombarded with bad news - catastrophes, governmental shenanigans, bad behavior on the front page of the newspaper, everyday frustrations. What has happened to us? When did life become such a 'survivor' sport?
"Laverne and Shirley"
Our motion pictures, magazine racks and television series are filled with violence, disaster, drugs, alcohol and sex. Even those that are purported to be comedies have a theme of trying to combine all 'seven deadly sins' into one 90 minute program.
"Laurel and Hardy"
As I've gotten older I'm quite aware of how insignificant each day is, in the scheme of things. Of how small my little presence is in this great and wonderful universe. And so, why not celebrate each day, instead of thinking of it as something to be 'gotten' through?
So here's to fun! Here's to laughter and joy and happiness. Here's to greeting the rising sun each day with gratitude and peace in my heart.
"Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy." - Joseph Campbell