Just Smile

“Silly is you in a natural state, and serious is something you have to do until you can get silly again.” ~Mike Myers


This quote is how I feel about life. I am silly. I love being silly and I find being silly one of the most wonderful things about life. People who are too serious, who cannot laugh or rather refuse to laugh or even smile boggle my mind.

I get that we each have different crosses to bear and that life circumstances can drag a person down but that is precisely when we NEED to lighten up and laugh. Easier said than done, I get that.

But it is as someone once said, “Laughter is the best medicine.” Truly it is.

And if you can’t manage a chortle, a giggle, a snicker, a snort or an all-out-gut-busting-guffaw, then at the very least try smiling.

It works wonders not only for you but also for the people around you. Try it. You might be surprised – pleasantly so.

This is me smiling at you. 🙂 Have a great day!

-One of my favorite renditions of this beautiful song.

0 thoughts on “Just Smile

  1. Ah, Mike Meyers. One of my heroes.

    So I married an Axe Murder is one of my all time favorite movies.

    I love being silly. I think I do it well, when I’m not too busy brooding, which I do at artisan levels.


  2. HA! I haven’t seen that movie in AGES! Great one. No more brooding, Matt. Like I said, you are uber talented. Focus that talent and use it! We are all here to cheer you on and promote you!

  3. In my house, I’m the silly person. I don’t think that I would work well in a relationship where there are two silly people–I’ve always gravitated to people who are very serious (and maybe take themselves seriously too), which makes my goofiness stand out. I know I come across as very serious online–my writing voice has very little in common with my actual speech and behavior, and I don’t know how to reconcile the two any better than that. But when I’m with super-serious people and they giggle because of me? It’s one of the best feelings in the world. It’s like I did that to you. It’s a good power.

    • Exactly! My mom is silly I get it from her. My husband is more serious but fun-loving and he GETS my silliness!

  4. Thank you, Tracy. This is SO RIGHT. Being serious is draining. My default state is giggling and although it might annoy people, it lifts me up!

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