As usual my work life has been pretty hectic. All the projects and deliverables seem to be coming in all at the same time...planned and unplanned ones. My manic Mondays turned to frantic Tuesdays, unpredictable Wednesdays, colossal Thursdays and whirlwind Fridays.
I find myself twirling around like a ballerina from one meeting to another, doing this and that. I hardly have time to er smell the roses or even drink my coffee! I was feeling blue and all stressed out. No one seems to be laughing out loud in the office anymore...it's probably because of me, keeping the staff so busy they forgot to have fun anymore.
So it was so refreshing to receive an e-mail from no less than our new company President, who is incidentally from India. This guy sends inspirational e-mails to everyone in the company at least once or twice a week. And it's always been about something positive and light. One time he sent an e-mail to all of us and added a message in the bottom which says, "Do anyone of you read my e-mails? Because no one is responding to it!"
How sweet of him to ask. Of course people responded, I wanted to, but my hands were tied - so to speak. So I want to share with you one of his recent e-mails just for laughs. It may not be as funny to some, but it sure made me laugh that day that I was feeling blue. So here goes:
Pizza shop slogan:
"7 days without pizza makes one weak."
On the door of a plastic surgeons office:
"Hello, can we pick your nose?"
In a non-smoking area:
"If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate
On maternity room door:
"Push, Push, Push."
At an optometrists office
"If you don't see what you are looking for you've come to the right place."
On a fence:
"Salesmen welcome, dog food is expensive."
In a restaurant window:
"Don't stand there and be hungry, come on in and get fed up."
Inside a bowling alley:
"Please be quiet, we need to hear a pin drop."
On a Maine shop:
"Our motto is to give our customers the lowest possible prices and
Outside a country shop:
"We buy junk and sell antiques."
In the window of an Oregon store:
"Why go elsewhere and be cheated when you can come here?"
In a Pennsylvania cemetery:
"Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own
On a Tennessee highway:
"When this sign is under water, this road is impassable."
In front of a New Hampshire car wash:
"If you can't read this, it's time to wash your car."
On a billboard on the side of the road:
"Keep your eyes on the road and stop reading these signs."
And apparently, somewhere in England in an open field rarely
touched by human presence, there is a sign that says, "Do not throw stones
at this sign."
He ends the message with a quote for the week: A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
I love to laugh. I seek out people who do and make sure that every encounter with them elicits bubbles of laughter for both of us. Laughter as they say is the best medicine and just what my doctor prescribed for me today.
I do hope I made you laugh, even if it's just for a bit. I hope to write more regularly in the next few weeks. Until then, excercise those muscles and keep laughing people! it's the elixir of life.
“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”