Today’s Funnies!

I appreciate laughter and the joy it brings in my life and others. Laughter is so contagious, too, so it’s good to spread it around.

One of my friends on Facebook shared this video of a prank.  I don’t always find pranks funny but I really loved this one. It shows how impatient we can get! Sometimes you just have to laugh at ourselves. I appreciate that I can do that often. Hope you enJOY the video!

I Love Lucy!

As a kid, I always loved watching the “I Love Lucy” show. Today I am so grateful for reruns, for clips of fun episodes of old shows way back when, and DVD collections to bring these memories into our homes. This clip is a “classic” and I just love it! I wonder how many takes they had to do to get this episode filmed? I don’t think I’d make it through without laughing and having to do many takes!

So today I’m appreciating the “I Love Lucy” show and the way in which it made millions laugh (and continues to do so now). Enjoy!


Giddy Up!

Today I didn’t need an alarm clock as I woke up at 5 a.m. with a Charley horse in my calf! Now I get these occasionally, so I decided to go looking for what causes them and a cure. I had always heard that it was due to a lack of potassium, but I also found: dehydration,  lack of stretching when exercising and the side effects of certain medications.  What was really fun was reading the cures for them: bananas I had heard many times before and drinking plenty of  water is an obvious solution if the cause is based on dehydration. There’s also massage, which sounds really good right now.  But I found other “remedies” that people swore by. Things such as:

Drinking salt water

Rubbing mustard on the affected area

Drinking pickle juice

Since I’m at a conference and have none of these items (and they do sound fun to experiment with),  I’m going to drink plenty of water today with the intention of hopping on the saddle of wellness.  So how can I be appreciative of that good old horse called Charley this morning?

Well, I have my legs that do very well in getting me around wherever I go,  I’m even grateful for the pain that lets me know strongly that I want to feel better (and launched huge rockets of desire to feel better!).  I love how I have clear, clean drinking water in which to feed this horse.   I appreciate the  availability of the internet in which to research items with a few quick clicks, and I appreciate Charley for reminding me that treating myself to a massage now and then is a lovely way to be loving to myself.

So giddy-up, Charley! It’s time to turn around and go for a ride on the wellness, feel-better trail!