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August 4, 2017

You know there are those days that you really know you should be laying low. Staying out of the presence of people. Being kind to humanity means going home early from work and hibernating. It’s that day when your best friend is a cup of coffee and a puzzle is your best bet for who to converse with.

That’s today.

Looking at the calendar, it’s obvious the world is lucky. There is only one appointment that I can’t get out of and they probably expect a bad attitude, so I’m ok.

What brings these days on? Sometimes it just seems that expectations from others exceed your abilities or your available time and that in turn brings about a sense of disappointment in yourself. Then it spirals. Or maybe you’re just feeling lonely and the fact of the matter is you just want to see your mom or your dad and you can’t. It’s lonely for a specific person … or maybe your dog. Who knows. But the fact is it probably can’t be and that’s what might bring on the funk.

Or sometimes we just seem to put on a pity party and, if our friends are lucky, we don’t invite them.

What brings a person out of a funk? That’s something we all have to answer for ourselves. And if you don’t know the answer, then you’re way too serious about your pity parties and they’re apt to become part of who you are. That’s a sad state.

For me, I can go to the store and buy some funny cards. Some of those cards are just hilarious and make me laugh and laugh. Before I know it, I’m happy again. Those cards serve another purpose, too, because you can send a card to someone who has a legit reason to be needing some cheering. Some folks are sick, fighting for their lives, literally. Some have lost a loved one. They need a card and being nice to someone in worse shape than you can bring your mind back to reality.

Another sure avenue to bringing the world back into focus is to go get a pedicure. They’re better than therapy. They are therapy. I love them.

My friend exercises to get back to his happy self and it works really well for him.

I also find that looking on the internet at humorous quotes brings me a smile. That’s why I share them so often here … to give you a smile, too.

“I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking,” and then I thought, ‘What good would that do?” ~Ronnie Shakes

Here’s a saying worth keeping close to your heart, “Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

There are those who want to be a part of positive change in Guymon who are gathering “For the love of Guymon” on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 pm in the Public Library. All ages and all kinds of people are encouraged to come and be a part.

See you on the bricks!