Lighten Up

Posted: December 6, 2013 in World On The Edge

file8061348711613If you live in the South, you know Southerners love to talk, and how easy it is to do here.

I mean really talk– to people you don’t even know. A conversation can start up at a ball game, the grocery, the doctor’s office, or a bar–and pretty soon you know quite a bit about the person you’re talking to.

Sometimes these conversations lean toward serious things, but more often than not, they’re totally entertaining.  A bite out of the ‘candy’ of life–lots of laughter, lots of concern, lots of just plain fun.

So many times we are too serious when it comes to others. In fact, we take ourselves too seriously.

Life isn’t meant to be a headache, but don’t we often make it one?

I say, “Let’s lighten up.” Let’s enjoy other people. Let’s enjoy what we have, no matter how much or little it is. Let’s don’t worry about how we look, and who’s looking at us.  Let’s not worry about how much money we have. Let’s open our hearts to other people and live our lives in joy.

Dance as if no one were watching.

Sing as if no one were  listening.

And live every day as if it were your last.”

——An old Irish Proverb

I love that old proverb, and I love the following song and video because they exude the joy of everyday life. God IS great. Beer IS good. And people ARE most certainly crazy!

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