A few months ago I fell upon some hard times emotionally. I took a direct blow from the world and if I am being honest I would have to admit that I am still on my last leg of recovery. Although when it all first started it was impossible to see, I can now look back on it all and say “Ya, this has made me stronger, I have learned and grown from this situation”.
During this rough time I developed a new motto to live by. A concept that I have lived by for years but just started vocalizing recently. “If life isn’t funny, it’s tragic”. Sometimes laughing at life, laughing at situations or laughing at yourself is the best way to dig through a rough day. I try to laugh as often as I can (Although it can seem impossible at times) because it really is the best medicine. It can really boost your spirits!
You may say, “But Tyler, some things are just not funny situations,” and I would say “Why?” Yes I know, life does have some tragedies but not near as many of the society of 2012 likes to think. Your botched dye job… thats actually hilarious! The fact that a bottle of ketchup just exploded in your face… Hilarious! The fact you puked on that guy/girl you like … Really, Really Hilarious!
I have learned that Health is everything, and that VERY much so includes Mental Health. If you have food and heat, a bed to sleep, a roof to live under and most importantly, you are loved, then you have it all. You need nothing more. After that “The rest is just details” (Another motto I live by). Those kool cars, fun gadgets, those friends you lost, those mistakes you made, those conformities you did or did not conform too, the guilt you harbour or the perfect body you never achieved… that’s all just details that in the end won’t matter. Once you go the details die as if they had never happened at all. Only the love will remain. Love that hopefully you felt and passed on to others.
So next time you feel like “This is a big deal!” or “I can’t believe this is happening to me!” ask yourself “Is this a tragidy… or is it actually Hilarious?”