Two of my favorite people!
I would love to be a mouse
in the corner with them for
just one day….!
Who makes you smile? A survival technique.
QUICK SUMMARY: Use the energy of people who lighten you up to deal with the challenges of your day. Here’s how!
David Letterman and Bill Murray…an American talk show host and movie star. You may not like them or find them remotely funny, but I find them hilarious. Every time I see a picture of them, they make me smile, without even uttering a single word.
I carry an imaginary family in my head. I have a fantasy set of parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles based on whoever gives me energy. In my imaginary family, Dave Letterman is an older brother of mine and Bill Murray is one of my younger brothers. Can you imagine how much they would drive me insane – and how much we would laugh?
Who gives you energy?
Who makes you laugh? Is it a family member, a television or movie celebrity? Do they just give you a little smile, or do they give you energy? Whoever it is, give them a chance to inspire you more often. Goodness knows, you need it these days! Put a picture of them on your mobile device, put a line from them on a sticky note on your desk, or think of a hilarious line they said that makes you laugh every time you hear it.
If I just hear David Letterman in my mind saying, “I wouldn’t give his troubles to a monkey on a rock!” I just crack up. I don’t even really know what it means, it just makes me lighten up. If I think of Bill Murray in the movie Caddyshack, imitating a golf commentator, whispering, “Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now about to become the Masters champion…,” it transports me to a happier state of mind.
Survival techniques in this day and age!
Whoever or whatever puts you in a better mood is of tremendous value to you today. They can live in your mind forever – and the great news is that they can usurp the place of the voices in your head (and in everyone else’s – you’re not alone on this one!) that are taking you down.
They can also just get you through that moment when you are frayed down to your last nerve. When I think of Bill Murray, in Lost In Translation, saying, “You’ll figure that out. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you,” it’s not funny, but it galvanizes me to have perspective.
Let those who make you smile or ground you get you through the day today – let them help you stay sane.