Even Fundraisers Need A Break Now and Again
So I’d like to propose two simple steps that I’ve been taking lately to help take a bit of the edge off of the recession’s realities. You might also find them helpful. You might even find them funny. If you find them both, even better.
1. Visit The Onion’s Web site every day or two. I know that one of the dangers of humor is that it tends to be very subjective, and we all don’t find the same things funny. But I think there’s something for everyone on this Web site. If you don’t find a headline like “Obama Depressed, Distant Since 'Battlestar Galactica' Series Finale” funny, then perhaps something like this will tickle your funny bone): “Renowned Hoo-Ha Doctor Wins Nobel Prize For Medical Advancements Down There.” Or you could always look up your Onion horoscope, which for Virgo the week of this writing was: “The eyes in that painting will seem to follow you around the room, which is quite odd for a Jackson Pollock.”
And if not The Onion, there are tons of sites that can provide you with your daily dose of humor. Find a few that suit you, and become a regular visitor.
2. If you’re not using social media, you should be. And if and when you do, then you should share some of the funny stuff you find on the Web with the rest of us by posting a link to it. Or try a funny retort to something someone else has posted. I love nothing more than having someone respond to a quip I wrote with “LOL.” But please stay away from personal attacks, put-downs or general nastiness, which are never funny.
If your kids said or did something that’s funny or touching, let’s hear it. Or, if you’re like me and find yourself to be one of your own greatest sources for humor, then write it down and share it on Twitter or Facebook so the rest of us can laugh with you … or even at you.