|Why We Must Laugh
Each of us have a story that if told, would move us to tears.
Some people will say it is because of those stories,
that we don't have the ability to laugh.
But in reality it is because of those stories that We Must Laugh.
We can't stop laughing because of our tragedies and stories that we
all have. Instead we must laugh because of them. Laughter is what will
help get us through those stories. It is a part of who we are and we if
we lose it, we have lost part of ourselves.
Jim Valvano was coach of the North Carolina State Wolfpack when they won
the 1983 NCAA basketball tournament. However, what he may be known
most for is a speech he gave a few months before he died from cancer. At
a national award show, he gave a speech which is commonly known as the
Never Give Up speech. While that speech has became the theme for cancer
fundraising and research over the years, there is one section that we need
to remember in our search for laughter.
To me there are three things everyone should do everyday
Number one is to laugh
Number two is to spend some time in thought
Number three you should have your emotions move you to tears
If you laugh, think and cry, then that;s been one heck of a day
From experience as a teacher for the last twenty years, I know we do a lot
of thinking. Whether it is thinking about our plans for the coming week or
thinking about why we got into teaching.I also know we cry a lot, too. Maybe
not visible tears, but there are more ways to cry than with tears.
We need to finish complete the challenge of the quote and start laughing.
Join me by bringing laughter back into our lives!
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|The Five Fingers
Laughter is Good
Smile, Damn It!
Allow Yourself to
Laugh at the
World Around You
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