December 4, 2008

A Moment of Gratitude

Posted in A walk on the "dark side" at 10:20 pm by R

For whatever reason, on a completely unremarkable day, I feel so grateful for what I do and the people I get to work with.

In a world of rampant layoffs, frightening news reports, depressing economic news and other gloomy goings-on, I get to do what  I love — write and communicate — and it helps people continue to do their business and do what they love.

During this moment of joyful enlightenment, I’d like to propose that we all do what we love, enjoy what we do each day and try to be grateful for everything that we have in our lives, even though times present challenges that make it SO easy to be glum.

Maybe it’s the holidays, the Christmas cheer seeping into me, but I’d like to envoke a lyric from the brilliant philosophers of Monty Python:

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this’ll help things turn out for the best…

And…always look on the bright side of life… (whistles)
Always look on the light side of life…
(whistles)

If life seems jolly rotten
There’s something you’ve forgotten
And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you’re feeling in the dumps
Don’t be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle – that’s the thing.

Always look on the light side of life… (whistles)

And…always look on the bright side of life… (whistles)

And if it’s all just a little too much to take, you just can’t stomach another negative news story, another curmudgeon client, visit Elf Yourself. (Brilliant viral marketing too!)

It’ll make you look on the bright side of life real quick.

~R

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