Why I Would Rather Try To Find The Funny Than The Meaning Of Life

Sir Loin of Beef

Sir Loin of Beef

Some look at life’s journey as a pitched battle, and some as a noble quest. Either way, a smart knight should be prepared for the dragons he or she is bound to encounter along the way. My weapon of choice is a feather duster.

It has only snowed once so far this weird winter.  I took advantage of the unlooked for boon of ice-free roads here in the country last week and went for a walk.  My mood was somber as I set off down the road, well bundled against the bracing cold.  I needed the lift that nature always gives me because I felt lower than I have felt in a long time.

I was thinking about my dear cousin, Moe. She’s experimenting with multiple chemo treatments, locked in mortal combat with the cancer that has spread despite her efforts. We recently learned that her husband, Paul, a great guy and one of the funniest people I know, has been struck with a serious, as-yet-undiagnosed neuromuscular disease.

I thought about my beloved sister, Lib. She has been living with a brain tumor for more than 3 years and a couple of new, small spots showed up on her latest scan. She started a course of more aggressive chemo last month.

My mind raced ahead of my brisk steps as I grappled with this question: why do such things have to happen?  What does it all mean?

I saw a dark something at the side of the road up ahead at the turn off to a small, grassy lane. When I got close enough I could see that it was a puppy, and he was dead.

He was black with long legs and brown paws that looked too big for his body, gangly the way growing puppies get. He had no obvious injuries and was curled up in a ball as if asleep. I bent down and watched for long moments, hoping, but, no – he was dead. I don’t know if he had been hit by a car, if he froze to death, or if somebody tossed him to the side of the road. I suppose it didn’t matter.

It was too much. It was all too much, and I started to cry.

I straightened and walked away from the little dog, veering onto the side lane. “Why?” I cried out to the still, solitary fields around me. “Why does it have to be like this? Why is life so hard?” Tears filled my eyes and spilled down my icy cheeks. I was blinded as I lifted my face in anguish to the bright, cold sky. Then I tripped over a toilet.

This is not a metaphor.

Some nature lover had dumped a (presumably) used toilet at the side of the private lane, not 20 feet away from the puppy. It could have been the same dip-wad for all I knew.

The exquisite absurdity of the situation struck me as I lay on the frozen ground. Here I was, working myself up to the finale of A Grand Scene, played for an audience of none, full of I’m-ready-for-my-close-up-Mr.-DeMille high drama and instead, I get knocked on my bum. It seemed life had cast me, not as Norma Desmond, but as one of the Keystone Cops.

I started to snigger.

I thought about an incident Moe had related along with her latest, lousy medical news. How she and Paul had been talking quietly in bed about their problems and he turned to her solemnly and said, “Well, at least we still have our health.”

I started to laugh.

I thought about an inside joke that Lib and I have shared since her diagnosis, a recycled gag about what is funny and what’s not. We deliver the lines together in a sing-song voice: “Cancer… not funny. Dead puppies… not funny.”

That schtick ran through my head and the timing of it, the absolute rightness of it right here and now, set me off even more. I was still crying, but now the tears were from laughter.

I believe in God. I believe that this life is just a prelude to the next, and what happens to us there is determined by what we do here. Maybe you believe likewise – I hope you have the comfort of faith – but maybe you don’t.  Perhaps you figure that this go-round is all we get. Whatever you believe, my point is this:

We don’t get to know.

We ponder, we anguish, we reason, we work and we pray but in this life, on this earth, some things can’t be fixed, and we don’t get to know why or what it means.

I’m not saying we shouldn’t try – Lord, no. I’m firmly behind the seekers, the dreamers and doers looking for answers in medicine, theology and other fields, even if much of that effort turns out to be tilting at windmills.

I’m not smart enough to contribute anything to such noble quests.  One thing I can do, however, is laugh. It helps.

Everyone has a cross to bear in life.  Some are obvious, and some are hidden, but everyone carries one.   A smile, a giggle, or a deep, belly laugh is a little bit of grace that lightens the load, if only a smidgen, if only for a short while. I believe that sharing that grace, helping other people to find the funny, is a noble thing.  Yes, I said that. It’s sappy and schmaltzy and I mean it.   Humor, if not at someone else’s expense, is a good thing and the world needs a whole, hell of a lot more of it.

Let’s lighten up.  Let’s give ourselves permission to laugh, even when times are tough, and let’s pass it on. We’ll never know when a shared smile will come just in the nick of time for someone else whose burden has become too heavy.

Life is full of fire-breathing dragons. We can’t slay them all, but maybe we can tickle some of them into submission.

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459 Responses to Why I Would Rather Try To Find The Funny Than The Meaning Of Life

  1. Roger Turner says:

    Reblogged this on muddled musings of a mangled mind and commented:
    this is one of the best routines of all time. Donald O’Connor was such a talent, so under rated. He did the Francis the Talking Mule series later. Thanks for sharing this gem.

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  2. Thank you for this! It was just what I needed to hear, and a good reminder. Thank you!

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  3. “We don’t get to know”. Absolutely true. Life can be heartbreaking, nerve-wracking and seem at times unbearable, but I do believe in the power of laughing, of sharing a chuckle, of just giving ourselves a break. A proverbial (much preferred to your literal) toilet in the middle of everything. Because above all, life is an absurd experience.
    This was a thoughtful post, Peg. Thanks.

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  4. Yes yes, absolutely, always finding the funny, even when there really isn’t any, is THE way to get through things. To lose your sense of humour is to lose everything. I did laugh at your toilet situation. Toilets are always funny. Like sausages.

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  5. I love this post! Thank you for sharing your insights:)

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  6. les says:

    Nicely written and a good set of images!

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  7. laughing is the only thing I can do sometimes so I don’t turn into a fire breathing mom dragon!!!

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  8. It is a noble calling – not one just anyone can pull off. Glad you’re here to poke the dragon and point at the sun between the clouds.
    (“Everyone has a cross to bear in life.” Thanks for sticking that in – people really need to remember that these days.)
    A toilet. What else could it be but a sign….from someone who knew you’d get bowled over by it and run flushed to share.
    May you surf the open waters of thought and hilarity all year

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  9. It does get quite overwhelming, this caring for and loving others, especially when they are waging war against the invaders of their body. Thank you for finding that humor for yourself and your faithful readers. Love ya, Pegomysister!

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  10. This is post is why I love you so.

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  11. remiller2 says:

    I was doing disaster relief on a Red Cross deployment in 2012, a year that fires, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes had brought us far to many. At the end one particularly long day upon returning to headquarters, I rushed to the restroom for relief of something I had been holding for a particularly long time ( there’s no restrooms in those little trucks). Relieved, I stepped away from the light activated flush of the urinal; With that flush came a voice like sound saying EEEEHaaaaaaaaaa!
    exactly what I was feeling moments earlier. I exited the men’s’ room chuckling. Thinking my co workers might find that strange I told them what had happened, in a short time almost everyone even the women had checked it out. It appeared after a day of seeing so much sadness everyone needed that laugh.
    I found myself looking for, and collecting such humorous incidents like one would collect caches in a video game, to draw on later and bring back that moment when I needed them most.
    I think we must do the same our everyday life.

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  12. Elyse says:

    Laughter when you’re sick makes the difference between being able to cope and not. Between fighting and giving up. You’ve got that right, Peg.

    So sorry for all that you and your family are going through, though, making it so you had to find that toilet in the woods.

    Cyber hugs, Peg. And some giggles, too.

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  13. AMEN & BRAVO, Peg! Humor is the key and the lifeline we need to survive this crazy life we live!!! Without it, I would just simply just simply not be.
    Here’s to more HUMOR in 2015 and beyond! xo

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  14. love this–you make me feel better–almost like laughing

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  15. The Waiting says:

    Peg, this post is exactly what I needed today. Hell, this is the post I need everyday. Laughter really is the best slayer of dragons.

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  16. Carrie Rubin says:

    This is just what I needed today, Peg, given my mother has an upcoming surgery as a follow-up to the ‘routine’ one last summer that left her with a horrible complication. Of course, we’re all a bit gun-shy with it and hope everything goes well, but through it all, my mother has maintained her sense of humor, as have the rest of us. I don’t believe doom and gloom helps us heal, but I do believe a good dose of laughter and positivity just might. Or at least it makes the journey more bearable.

    Sorry to hear about your family’s medical problems and about the poor pup, but it looks like you have the right mindset to deal with life’s “abandoned toilets” and all the other crap it doles out. Wonderful post.

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  17. Nothing like toilet humor to lighten the mood. Well done! Sometimes life hands us shit, and right before your eyes, God gives you a place to put it.

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  18. The Cutter says:

    Good advice. Heck, we could all get hit by buses tomorrow. Better enjoy things while we can.

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  19. Nagzilla says:

    Thank you. I needed this today as a nice reminder. We’ve had a rough holiday season ourselves, and I keep going back and forth between the morose and the inappropriate laughter. This was a good reminder that gallows humor is not necessarily a bad thing.

    And as far as the whole “meaning of Life” debate, your comment reminded me to this:
    “someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and me.”

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  20. Reblogged this on She's a Maineiac and commented:
    What the world needs now is more humor and positivity. For me, finding the funny in life is like discovering a beacon of light in the darkness. It’s something we all desperately need these days. Thanks Peg for reminding us all to lighten up!

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  21. Barb says:

    I’d forgottten all about this. Thanks

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  22. I’d say you nailed it! Humor and laughter is definitely the biggest saving grace there it. In fact, there have been more than a few times when my 12 year old son has been a puddle of anxiety, and the most effect tool I have to help him is humor. If I can get him laughing, he can finally switch gears… at least for a while, and sometimes longer. Wonderful post.

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  23. Well said. I especially liked this: A smile, a giggle, or a deep, belly laugh is a little bit of grace that lightens the load, if only a smidgen, if only for a short while.

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    • pegoleg says:

      Thanks so much, Hippie. That’s what I thought it was – that stupid toilet and the resultant laughter was a gift when I felt so lousy and overwhelmed.

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      • Excuse me for gettin’ all scriptual up in here, but there’s blasphemy, too, so I’m covered:

        and provide for those who grieve . . .
        to bestow on them a crown of beauty
        instead of ashes,
        the oil of joy
        instead of mourning,
        and a toilet of praise
        instead of a spirit of despair.

        A couple of years ago, I found that roll of toilet paper on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. I wonder if these are signs of the Apocalypse.

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  24. Al says:

    On a few occasions I have watched Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life”. It’s crude, it’s crass and it’s gross, but it’s dead on. Making fun of life’s absurdities and calamities is the best weapon against depression. They’ll be with us whether we do or not. God bless your sister, cousin and her husband for their strength to smile.

    What an insightful post. I’m so glad I follow you.

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  25. Thank you for giving me smiles, giggles, and deep belly laughs through your blog, Peg. It makes a difference!
    I love, love that scene from Singing in the Rain with Donald O’Connor. That scene and the chocolate factory scene in I Love Lucy make me smile every time. Every time! 🙂

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  26. susielindau says:

    I wish I could give you a hug. I am all about laughing at the absurdity of life. Here I am, in the hospital writing a comment while watching The Bachelor! I’ll say a prayer for your family. All we ever have is today. I hope everyone can find the joy in each one!

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  27. Kim says:

    Just beautiful. Thank you.

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  28. mrssmusings says:

    Great point and something we all need to remember ! For many things we can’t change the outcome just our attitude to them. Following. ;o)

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  29. Falling over a discarded toilet – funny. Falling into one, less so, but still funny. You keep us laughing Peg-O!

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  30. You had me at the toilet.
    My word is “believe”. I have it all over my house in various forms. I don’t care what you believe in, you choose. If you have nothing to believe in, you have nothing. I do believe in God and I believe that the ability to laugh through adversity is one of his greatest gifts. Laughter has gotten me through more than I care to share and continues to. I also agree that we will never know and every time you think you do. Just make a plan. God will show you his sense of humour.

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  31. sarcasticallywitty says:

    Just loved this post.

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  32. lisaspiral says:

    Black humor is my favorite kind. I’m all for laughing at the dragons!

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  33. Nicole Roder says:

    Oh no! A dead puppy would have me in tears too! Glad you found something that helped you laugh later in your walk.

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  34. Hi! I have nominated you for the one lovely blog award! You can check it out here:
    http://laurensaysitall.com/2015/01/07/one-lovely-blog-award/
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    • pegoleg says:

      Why, aren’t you sweet? Thank you so much. I’m much too lazy to ever do all the stuff required to collect awards, as I told the selection committee at the Oscars just the other day, but I really appreciate the shout-out.

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  35. koehlerjoni says:

    Thanks for this post. It’s been a difficult year, and I think that when we laugh, we’re acknowledge all we don’t have control of. We’re acknowledging that there’s good in the world in spite of any bad that might be happening. You know what? I think this difficult year has actually helped me to notice the happy things more. I’m glad the experience with the toilet gave you the push you needed to see the light at the end of the sewer.

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  36. omawarisan says:

    Humor is such a great insulator from the darkest parts of the world. People who don’t get that are so unpleasant to be around. I’m sorry for all that’s going on around you, but I’m certain the people you mentioned are fortunate to have you protecting them from that darkness.

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    • pegoleg says:

      Aren’t you a sweetie? I don’t know about the protecting part. I was thinking about it after I posted this. I like to laugh and love to write funny, but I’m not a particularly cheerful person myself – I worry too much. Usually when I get reflective it’s because I’m trying to talk MYSELF into having a better attitude. Kinda “do as I say, not as I do.”

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  37. Marie says:

    I envy the healers who navigate the world with a gift for creating smiles and inspiring laughter; it truly is the best medicine.

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  38. kamikazezealot says:

    Been having a rough day, and there’s an even rougher week ahead. I needed this chuckle today. Thank you so much for sharing this story with the world.

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  39. Sit. Stay Snicker.
    Dog-gone great post.
    Jill and Junior

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  40. renofailure says:

    I am a cancer survivor, still struggling to recover. I am also an animal lover. As I read this post, my eyes welled up, & then I started cracking up. Simply perfect. Thank you.

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  41. ddavid22 says:

    Reblogged this on .

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  42. Sometimes Peg, being late to the party is exactly the right answer. You are so right, laughter is what we need more of. The world is full of the terrible and it is so easy to allow the terrible to overtake us. Thank you for this one, for this reminder.

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  43. AthenaC says:

    I love this – beautiful meditation on life and the gift of laughter. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. sonsothunder says:

    I never sausage a place… funny is as funny, um.. is

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  45. CIZZO says:

    A lot of things in life are prevented by fear, a lot of things are driven by fear. 

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    Please read it and like it do comments also..thanks

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  47. MZ. Cecaria Bunny says:

    Reblogged this on Ladyb2014's Blog.

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  48. lbeth1950 says:

    I love you pegoleg. So glad I didn’t see you. I’d have laughed my ass off. I have no sense of appropriate if it’s funny. Reblogging on Nutsrok.

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  49. lbeth1950 says:

    Reblogged this on Nutsrok and commented:
    Love pegoleg. Read this great post

    Like

  50. Lovely post, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  51. Demetrius says:

    Reblogged this on The Awkward Moment .

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  52. Vijit Malviya says:

    Awesome!! Enjoyed it

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  53. Reblogged this on An adventure of a cerebral kind and commented:
    Thank you.

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  54. spreadblogg says:

    Really nice! New to the site wanted to introduce myself real quick. My names Anthony and iv followed some of the folks here cant wait to read up.

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  55. SuccessTA says:

    Reblogged this on STA CHATS and commented:
    SOMETHING WORTH SHARING HERE…

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  56. erikakind says:

    A really beautiful post. Life is not always on the funny side. But when we make it an effort and pick out the funny things around, we can make it easier and worth living. If we make our lives funny we acutally found the meaning of life. I hug you for this message! ❤

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  57. liemrivano says:

    Reblogged this on liemrivano and commented:
    Hahaa…

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  58. Reblogged this on drunkeninkpot and commented:
    Exceptional. Please do view and share.!

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  59. nich99 says:

    I just started reading blogs, this is the first blog I read. It’s really usefull for me. I love it.

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  60. nich99 says:

    First blog I ever read that I really love

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  61. Nida S. says:

    Oh how I absolutely loved this!! I always try to find the positive, the good in things. Yet in some situations finding a light is like differentiating one rain drop from another. But like you said, sometimes all it takes is believing in the lighter side of things. Because when nothing else fits in, or gives us the same comfort, when all we see ahead is dark. But then what do you know! A toilet shows up!

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  62. bloomvibes says:

    Creative write-up ! Donald O’conor was such a resourceful dude. Hot Celebrity Pictures

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  64. Matt says:

    This was excellent and so well stated. Esspecially at the start of a new year when we are often introspective and even, perhaps, dark (or extemely peppy… Haha) in our thoughts of things past and things to come. Thanks for lifting my spirits this morning!

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  65. Heather says:

    Geebus, a toilet in the middle of nowhere. Sounds like my parents’ backyard!
    Speaking of which: I love your blog, especially this post. My mom is suffering from 4 stage breast cancer. However, that hasn’t stopped her or our family from making fun. For example, we call my mom “the cancer lady” because my mom tells everyone she meets that she has 4 stage breast cancer. I mean everyone.
    Thanks for writing this!

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  66. “We don’t get to know” hit me hard. So true.

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  67. yeomans288 says:

    Reblogged this on yeomans288 and commented:
    enjoyed this, I sniggered x

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  68. DiyDaisy says:

    Yes! I feel exactly the same:D thankyou xx

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  69. It is sappy, and it is schmaltzy. It is also funny, and I laughed out loud. This is preaching and practicing in one blow.

    Like

  70. Humour is a great way to transcend pain. There’s a fine balance between making light of things that might benefit from our care … while also not taking life too seriously.

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  71. alifemoment says:

    Really beautiful, you deserved to be freshly pressed, well done ☺

    Best wishes,
    Alice

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  72. June says:

    This was a great read, in the nick of time for my burdan that has become to heavy… 😉

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  73. Outlier Babe says:

    This is the first post of yours I’ve read. I’m so overbooked now I don’t know if I’ll ever return. But, hell, what a post. I didn’t glance at the comments before mine, but I did see that 383 others had Liked before I arrived. No surprise. This is so…perfect. What a perfect(and awful–in the case of your family–and hysterical–in the case of the toilet) set-up–and it wasn’t set up. And you wrote it perfectly. And in my case, today was the perfect timing, for a friend needs this very badly, right now. Today.

    Thank you so much. Fantastic, wonderful, marvelous job.

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  74. InspiredLifeofEmikoScott says:

    Reblogged this on Aparecium.

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  75. w454 says:

    can you let me know what you think of my latest post? http://updatesonmylife.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/what-did-i-do/
    it’s not exactly humor though, because it’s real.

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  76. frenchfry36 says:

    Laugh or cry, life is a rollercoaster of emotions. Keep on finding the funny 🙂

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  77. jadeode says:

    Loved this post! Thank you for sharing.

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  78. tlr says:

    “Sir Loin Of Beef” … O Fair maiden, thou shalt be rescued from death, I shall fowl the baddie who wishes to put a steak in thine hearth… O that Sir Loin killed me! ***** excellent!

    As for finding the funny instead of the meaning of life, mmm… I just figured out that finding the funny IS the meaning of life. A Cartoon about this needs to be created tonight 😀

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  79. Reblogged this on Inveterate and commented:
    If you’re feeling down with life, I’d recommend this!

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  80. UaDaysInformer says:

    Reblogged this on UaDaysNews.

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  81. AnAmbivert says:

    This is a beautiful piece. Absolutely loved it. 😀

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  82. Reblogged this on https://laurend0uglass.wordpress.com – really made me smile (and almost cry)

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  83. scruggss says:

    I love this story! When everything seems darkest, I think that finding the humor in the situation is key to survival. Like your title implies, find the funny moments rather than the meaning of it all. Life is infinitely more fulfilling when we can laugh at ourselves.

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  84. scruggss says:

    I love this story! Laughter is the meaning of life.

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  85. As my Irish born aunt always says “Honey, if I weren’t laughing I’d be crying!” We try to honor this mantra when our family gets together to relay old stories about my own mother who passed away five years ago. I miss her with an aching that sometimes takes my breath away but it is in telling the stories of all her antics (and there were many as she was a true character) that allows us to push through the pain and remember her with laughter.

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  86. A truly funny post. Congrats on being Freshly Posted.

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  87. A sense of humor is a beautiful weapon against the sometimes absurd difficulties of life. You said it beautifully!! I wrote a post on choosing optimism and couldn’t say it HALF as poignantly as you did. Thank you!!

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  88. Glads says:

    Reblogged this on The-Dual-Effect.

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  89. Carin Maehr says:

    It is my choice as well a balance and a challenge

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  90. Man this post was awesome!!! Really cheered me up thanks for that!

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  91. bdzerda says:

    I do have moments when i thought it’s the end of the world for me but then I find something weirdly funny and that’s when I burst into uncontrolled laughter. It’s good to also have humor by your side during those moments. It makes problems somehow bearable. I can so relate to what you wrote here! And I hope your sister and cousin Moe are doing okay. 🙂

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  93. Lauren Tate says:

    I agree! You have to learn to find the humor in all things! I used to obsess over bills, issues, problems of all kinds. I was depressed and anxious. Then one day I just started to laugh at myself and my problems and my life has just gotten better!

    Off subject, I’m new to blogging. How did you embed the YouTube video? I’ve only been able to post a link. Then again I am using a tablet so maybe you can only do it on a PC? Following!! 🙂

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    • pegoleg says:

      Thanks so much! When you go to YouTUbe you choose the “share” option under the video. Then there are 3 options under that. You choose the “share” option again, and copy and paste the url in the box into your draft post. (had to go back and DO it to remember.)

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      • Lauren Tate says:

        I figured it out on the PC but the YouTube app is crazy confusing! Thanks for the explanation! And i understand about having to repeat an action to remember how to do something. Story of my life 😉

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  94. BillThePraiseAndWorshipGuy says:

    Awesome post, Peg. IT’s true that you HAVE to laugh at stuff to get through it. I think you need to be able to bend — with humor — so you don’t break. That and prayer…. It’s so strange to think of Mo, of Paul, of Lib all continuing with their battles when I feel like I’m on the other side of mine — a good check up last Monday. I’m in healing ministry and I surely don’t understand how it all works. I just know the Lord is good and I ‘ll cling to Him in the storm — and laugh like hell at the wet mess I am when I see a mirror!!!

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    • pegoleg says:

      I’m thinking the same thing – that you’ve climbed the Mountain of Despair, and have headed down the Recovery Slope to the Valley Of Good Health. (eh? eh? Pretty fancy stuff there, bro, right?)

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  95. Nick Scott Greene says:

    Reblogged this on The TinHead Emporium and commented:
    Haha. Genuinely heart-wrenching and humorous. True as hell, too.

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  96. polaris299 says:

    We have a choice. We can cry or we can laugh. Sometimes a good cry is exactly what the body needs. The release, get it out, scream it out to the heavens, whatever it is inside is not needed. For the rest of the time, a giggle, a chuckle, laughing so hard that your sides ache is the way to go. It is all absurd so why not laugh.
    Cancer isn’t funny. Death, dead puppies and abandoned toilets aren’t funny ( well the toilets kinda are) but if a laugh comes out, let it out and embrace it. It will help you deal with what needs dealing with

    Great Post

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  97. missfoodie09 says:

    This is beautiful! Right message at the right time. Thanks to you, this is something that I live by! 🙂

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  98. Kevin Bradberry says:

    I’d like to offer up the quote that came to mind while reading this. A quote from Jim Rohn: “The same winds blows on all us. It’s the set of the sails that makes the difference.”

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  99. Stephanie says:

    Well, the Bible DOES say “the joy of the Lord is your strength.” And after all the crazy and crappy things that have been happening here the past few days (I live in France), I definitely needed this. Thanks. 🙂 Also, sending prayers for your family. Hang in there!

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  100. i8there4irun says:

    Great post. If you can’t laugh at the misery, then you will drown in it. So by all means look for that silver lining. Those that judge you for it are just unable to find it for themselves.

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  101. tadoerfler says:

    Reblogged this on tjdoerfler and commented:
    Nailed it

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  102. queenbrat says:

    Reblogged this on Brat's corner and commented:
    Laughter really is the best medicine and with all this writer is going through if he can find humor then so can I!

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  103. birdsncurds says:

    Thank you! You nailed it

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  104. I am stealing your last paragraph for my personal philosophy.

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  105. aditirranade says:

    I have had many such moments of late when i would just cry cry and cry more trying to find answer to why life is being so unfair to me… but what i realised was that the more i try to think the deeper i go in the quicksand of haywire thoughts… you are indeed right… it is so important to laugh and smile… We forget to do that and unnecessarily complicate our lives… I agree to your thought that this life is nothing but a prelude to the next and we should try to make the present life as better as we can…. Very good article, i loved it!

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    • pegoleg says:

      Thanks so much for the kind comment. When my cousin’s cancer came back, I sent her one of my favorite movies, Galaxy Quest. It always makes me smile and I thought she could use it more. So happy one of my kids got it for me for Christmas!

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  106. raleign9 says:

    Thanks for the post. I get down too many times just wondering why. I know many people probably do, just not many people I know. And I do believe we need to keep figuring out a way out, even if like you said we are just tilting windmills. Loved it, thanks for posting!

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  107. Toddler_Mama says:

    Not many people can take me from teary over a dead puppy to laughing out loud at the visual of tripping over a toilet in a frozen field. You are a master of weaving together the good and the bad to get an important message across. Nicely done!

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  108. OMGilovethat says:

    Everyday I find myself searching for the answers most of us will never know, and missing out in just living.

    I needed this – thank you!

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  109. thanks for bringing in the lighter side of things with a humour post

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  110. deeplyboz says:

    Fantastic post, I really love this. It is all so true. My sister and I often think we have a bit of a sick sense of humour as we laugh and make jokes even at the bleakest of times, but it’s the only way we can get through life’s trials. You teipping over a toilet had me absolutley cracking up though. Perfect comedy timing! I look forward to following this blog. Boz

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  111. ldsrr91 says:

    You have once again stirred my soul, thank you. Hard to hit a like button on something that express the raw emotions such as you have, but reluctantly I did.

    Thank you for putting it all together in such a poignant fashion.

    Don

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  112. ldsrr91 says:

    Reblogged this on Creative Endeavors, The Home of BoxcarOkie.com and commented:
    You might think you are alone in life, but there are others, countless others who share your same pain. Take a moment out of your busy day to read this well written piece from Peg-O-Lambs-Ramblings.

    DS

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  113. Exactly what i needed. A perfect post to tell me what is maybe missing in life.
    Amazing post! Thanks for writing this one!!!

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  114. The Editor says:

    Thank you for this fresh perspective on life 🙂 It’s amazing to know how you still see the good and funny in life despite the many setbacks and unhappiness.

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  115. Osemhen says:

    Reblogged this on eurekanaija! and commented:
    I haven’t blogged this year. I didn’t blog much last year. So many things happened and are happening; some good and some not so good, and I’m trying not to drown in the immensity of it all. I’ll find my feet, I promise.

    I hope you enjoy this post. The message isn’t new but that doesn’t make it any less profound. Happy New Year. 😀

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  116. Oggi Zul says:

    If you want to find the meaning of life, your mind must be clear first. “Relaxation of the mind” Plays a big role there.

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  117. lori says:

    I’m a newly soon to be divorced mom of a 6 year old. Needless to say my routine I’ve become accustomed to has drastically changed and I find myself in search of new outlets with new perspectives on life. This is the first blog I’ve ever read. Well done and thank you, it came just at the right time.

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  118. It was mentioned here in another post that we could get hit by a bus at any moment so live life to its fullest now. I’ve heard this most of my life and while it still holds a measure of inspiration and encouragement… I’ve often wondered about the bus driver and where he/she stands in all this. I mean, the possibility of any one of us meeting our Maker from being hit by a bus puts a lot of guilt and remorse on that bus driver should that accident occur. Then, I thought, what if any one of us were the bus driver. Whether we travel through life as a pedestrian, responding to whatever the environment tosses our way, or we drive through life… it’s all about how we relate to each other that matters. If you are driving watch where you are heading… if you are walking, watch where you walk.

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  119. Mary K. says:

    Dear Peg-I laughed and I cried-you are such a wonderful writer that is able to communicate such deep emotions. I share your laughter and your pain.

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  120. donnagorzela says:

    This just cracked me up! I’m going to share it with my support group blog. I have Ataxia, and think it’s so important to just laugh sometimes.

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  121. tiffperson says:

    This post really cheared me up, thank you very much. I hope to make people feel good in the same way this makes me feel good. It’s not just humor sometimes, though. Tasteful humor to the circumstance, from the examples in your post. I work as a cashier and get tones of bad redundant humor, if anything it sometimes depresses me. The humor in this post hits the nail on the hammer. Good humor, then, I would say. Or appropriate to the circumstance. Appropriate not meaning “vanilla” (ha), appropriate as in oersonalized. I especially like the “At least we still have our health” comment. Beautiful. Personally I have very little friends and my many difficulties is a major stick in the road for that. We appreciate people for different reasons sometimes, my point is however – I think it would be wonderful to find people who know how to use humor to make people feel understood or cheered up, etc. Personally my humor is rather crude and metaphorical. I like to compare things to others in ways that will shock people in their commonality. It’s kind of a family-guy-like thing where it brings us together in ways we haden’t thought we would find ourselves agreeing. That’s my brand so far. Considering I’m depressed and an over thinker, I’d say not bad so far, but this post is inspirational. Maybe trying to learn magic tricks over night is a little cooky and sudden. Maybe being a guitar player just won’t happen over night, with a work schedule and all. But humor… Man, that clip. Wouldn’t mind watching more of these before bed. Any more oldies up your sleeve? That fella had quite the look on his face. Learned that trick with the wall. We use extras now. I guess I misjudged that time period for a while. Forgot how warm it can be, even if it is very theatrical. It seems like they believed in a good show.

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    • pegoleg says:

      Thanks for stopping by and for your thoughtful comment. You’re right that there are all kinds of humor and it’s best for us to tailor it to our audience. Jokes you would tell your grandmother aren’t the same as the ones your buddies would find funny.
      That was Donald O’Connor in the film clip from a classic movie, “Singing In The Rain.” He could do it all – funny, dancer, singer and very physical humor. If I tried that thing with the wall I would be in the hospital!

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  122. tiffperson says:

    Reblogged this on an Entire Person and commented:
    This cheered me up. What it represents to me is that though life doesn’t seem to make sense to some of us who have looked too far for answers to our questions and hurt ourselves in the process, that maybe (maybe) we could find comfort in feeling understood amung ourselves. I think the concept of humour applied to philosophy could be a beneficial research. However with all researches, I

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  123. ychubbs says:

    Life is sometimes what we do not excpect

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    • pegoleg says:

      True. I think a lot of depression and suicide comes from disappointment that life is so imperfect. Our grandparents were a lot smarter than we are. They KNEW that life is basically tough, but it has moments of joy that are our little rewards. At least, that’s my (no doubt muddled) thinking on the subject. 🙂

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  124. malik says:

    This is Amazing ! LOL

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  126. stephycicle says:

    This is an amazing piece. You have a follower in me.

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  127. Man, sometimes laughter can fix so many things. Truly a good read.

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  128. Loved your post, and loved your clip to follow! One of my favorite movies. Thanks for sharing!

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  129. Reblogged this on effortlessly me. and commented:
    Very well said! New to WordPress, here is my first great read I found today. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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  130. mrdojo says:

    Reblogged this on dojolivin and commented:
    #daface #retrocreatives

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  131. apkfrog says:

    Thank you
    Fantastic Blog
    Good luck
    ……………………..
    http://www.apkfrog.com
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  132. Suzetta Moonites Kinloch says:

    I love this! I believe that life without laughter is a disaster. Beautifully written thank you for sharing xo Reblogged on http://www.designsbysuzie.wordpress.com

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  133. Suzetta Moonites Kinloch says:

    Reblogged this on SweetReds Suzie and commented:
    This is a Great Post from Peg-o-Leg’s Ramblings ! I’m a BIG fan of laughter being the best medicine in life and that Life Without Laughter IS A Disaster! Be sure to click to read this entire post and see the great clip at the end! To Quote pegoleg, “Life is full of fire-breathing dragons. We can’t slay them all, but maybe we can tickle some of them into submission.”

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  134. ccarrma says:

    Thanks for the reminder to take the shit that life throws at you and throw a laugh right back. I for one, am not so good at this. Like you, I am a worry-er with PTSD. I wish your family the best! Check out my blog if you get a chance… I’m new but not so funny lol https://ccarrmatopics.wordpress.com/

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  135. her0wnwords says:

    Love it!

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  136. elvagreen123 says:

    I absolutely believe in a Creator that hears me and everybody else. Two days ago I was walking back from the store telling myself that I don’t know what Life’s plan is, period. Nor will I. All I can do is live this life the best I can and help when I can. When I got home I wrote a post about needing laughter. I told a couple of corny jokes, check em out if you have time, and today I received some jokes back. Also I just commented on someone else’s post about needing to just be aware of the goodness of living and be prepared for the hard stuff. So two days ago I felt alone, today I have been shown that I am being heard and I have been given the chance to share some laughter, with you and others. Thanks for your post.

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  137. mrosemary says:

    Reblogged this on mrosemary and commented:
    Laughing is my resolve, at my problems or or even with others for their problems. Thank you for the great piece!

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  138. I love your outlook on life; I try to do the same. Excellent post! 🙂

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  139. glittersara says:

    I loved this! Inspiring to find the good side of bad situations.

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  140. So well said. Who doesn’t feel lifted after laughter?

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  141. reallykelsi says:

    Reblogged this on Better Through Love and commented:
    I don’t really reblog things but this one was good.

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  142. bee love says:

    Reblogged this on beeloveclark and commented:
    I love gifts of laughter that come from the reality in life. Enjoy, and THANK you, Peg.

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  143. Best way to look at life..Beautifly penned …

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  144. beckiemclean says:

    This was so comforting and inspiring : ) thanks for sharing, and sorry for all that you’re going through.

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  145. Libertarian says:

    Oh my gosh… just reading this today!! What are the odds that you’d be dealing with cancer and dead puppies at the same time? So glad you ran into that toilet… a God thing, as I like to say! 🙂 Love you, Peg-O.

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  146. Amaka Anozie says:

    Thanks peg-o for this post. Have a nice day and keep laughing.

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  147. tasc90 says:

    Reblogged this on The Depression Diaries and commented:
    A different perspective, which I though related well to the question I posed in my last post, on what sanity might be. Maybe it’s just about looking at your problems, and remembering the lighter fare, and just laughing it off (when you can. Obviously, sometimes you just can’t). And that it’s important to share your smile or laughter around, so that it might help others.

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    • pegoleg says:

      Life is what we make it. Some wise person said that the same wind blows on all of us but some get knocked over by it and some build a windmill and end up with a clean, renewable source of energy as long as the government subsidizes it.

      Or something like that.

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  148. It’s no use living life too seriously! No one gets out of it alive anyway… Funny is the way to go!

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  149. johnberk says:

    I intuitively feel the same about the life. There is no joy in it. It is a battle of nature and elements, where everything is finally condemned to die. But we can change that. At least a little bit. Our brains are imaginative and offer us pleasures that cannot be compared to anything else. And we have a beer. That is totally cool, and I’m happy about that.

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  150. Mike says:

    Very touching and phunny philosophy Peg – congrats on the gong 🙂

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  151. jonlecanda says:

    Viva don Quixote!

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  153. Lucie says:

    Isn’t it wonderful how God will sometimes put something so ridiculously funny into our lives at just the right moment?!!!! I could sooo see you tripping over that toilet when you were feeling so bad about everything…What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL piece of work!! Thank you for sharing your talents!

    The “serious side” of this piece touched me deeply…I am so, so sorry. Will hold you and your family close to my heart and in my prayers….

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  154. Puneeta says:

    What a great article. Funny is the way to live, die and all things in between. Thanks for making me think and laugh at the same time.

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  155. apkfrog says:

    Thank you
    Fantastic Blog
    Good luck
    ……………………………..
    http://www.apkfrog.com
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  156. georgielizabeth says:

    “We don’t get to know”, absolutely! Great post. Great blog 🙂

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  157. Just checked back to see the numbers and new comments. You touch people with your words, Pegoleg. I’m heading over to BC Sat. to pick up Dad after “work” and visit a spell.
    Have a great weekend!

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  158. utjuph says:

    Awesome. I mean mostly about your revelation after tripping at a toilet. What a meditation!

    Put that aside, fully agreed about your laughter as noble acts. Hopefully there will be more laugh in the future to lessen this already too serious world. Amen.

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  159. A timeless reminder. Thank you

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  160. Life is so strange and awful and wonderful that you pretty much have to cry or laugh about it all. I spent a lot of years crying and now I choose to laugh. Not everyone likes it, either. But I’m too old to care anymore.

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  161. lindamychan says:

    Thanks for sharing… I cried at the puppy part…

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    • pegoleg says:

      Me, too. Walked by Saturday and, if it’s still there, at least it’s covered by snow now. The toilet, however, is still standing proud.

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      • My World says:

        Question… How do you get people reading and commenting on your blog? Is it a case of me following people and searching on here? Sorry im new to this.

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        • pegoleg says:

          Hi and welcome to WordPress. Yes, that’s exactly it. Only my family read my stuff for the first couple of months blogging. Then I started going to other blogs, reading and commenting, and a person or two became interested enough in what I had to say to follow me back here. That’s how it goes – you build a community.

          Good luck and have fun!

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  162. There were times last year when I really needed a toilet to trip over, thank you for putting things into perspective and making me smile 🙂

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  163. Thanks for the reminder – it’s so true that laughter can make an amazing difference, in everyday life and against dragons 🙂 Here’s hoping the good karma from this post comes back to you and yours!

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  164. The Real DC says:

    Well written! Beautifully written! I chuckled along with you when you tripped over the toilet. 🙂

    I love this line: “I’m not smart enough to contribute anything to such noble quests. One thing I can do, however, is laugh. It helps.” Even though I think you are smart enough.

    Keep the laughter going. I send all of my positive thoughts to you and your loved ones! I appreciate lighthearted individuals like yourself. You make me optimistic! ❤

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  166. Your last sentence gave me a laugh 🙂 great point by the way. God bless.

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  167. pmahaney says:

    Thanks for this Peg. Sometimes when things get bad, I find I have to remind myself that life is about both, good and bad. We sometimes get so overwhelmed by whatever bad thing is happening, that we forget, that given time life, life improves. Really good post.

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  168. Ayotemide says:

    I used to think it was irresponsible to laugh when dealing with tough situations but I’ve come to realize laughing actually helps us carry our ‘crosses’ better.
    Even when it’s difficult to laugh, a smile helps drive the pain away, that’s mostly for a short time though.
    Thanks so much for sharing, sorry for what you have to go through. We would laugh anyway, at life, our issues, and your toilet on the side of the road. -:)

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  169. Blunderdad says:

    Wow, I loved that . Without humor, life would be something to endure . . . . . And abandoned toilets would be just that, an abandoned toilet 🙂

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  170. AVK says:

    Of course I start sniffling at the puppy….’ why is life so cruel?’ but then finished reading… good reminder..and definitely needed.

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  171. Yes! Life if much too short to be so serious, isn’t it? Love the Bugs Bunny reference in the photo caption, too! 😀

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  172. cav3ndish says:

    :)) mission accomplished, i laughed so hard when the tripping happened and kept a smile on my lips all the way to the end. it’s writings like this that help others to pick themselves up, and when this doesn’t work, i’m sure everyone has their own version of toilet tiripping…provided they are willing to laugh at it.

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    • pegoleg says:

      So true. I was talking to my sister Lib last night about that incident and the “dead puppies, not funny” bit, and she reminded me it was from radio hosts Bob & Tom.

      Stuff like that is like a safety valve for sadness, isn’t it?

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      • cav3ndish says:

        It’s often to find relief in most unusual or unexpected situations 🙂 Just have to be open and embrace even the smallest happy moments because those are the ones that can help us push through …and after all, it’s those moments we always remember and rejoice.Much love to you and your sister and your cousin.

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  173. insideoutfitnesshoodriver says:

    Might be both! #Thetrainer

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  174. jimcar1436 says:

    Certainly nowadays people have replaced the really important values of life with iPhones, iPads, video games or many other techno devices. Nobody wants to be separated from their email or their Twitter or facebook fiancé these are the most important things to them in their lives!
    Funny and laughing and smiling are for people who need to get help! When in fact life is quickly passing them up and they are not even aware but rather think THEY are where it is happening!
    Too bad so so sad!
    Jim waiting on Jesus!

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    • pegoleg says:

      I do agree that many people are too involved with electronics.

      I’m not sure what you meant by the second paragraph. Do you think that there is something wrong with those who laugh? If so, I respectfully disagree. I think God put us on this earth to serve him with JOY.

      Anyway, thanks for stopping in to read and comment.

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    • jimcar1436 says:

      No I meant that as long as people simply think life is just smiling and laughing then they need help in understanding what true life values are all about. Today I see so many children that have spent their early years playing on the ipads, etc and have not spent time in learning to value the important things in life such as loving and laughing and smiling with people that love them and taking time out of their electronic play to live their lives from the heart and not the keyboard.
      Yes you are correct God absolutely wants us to smile and laugh and have a world of fun, even God laughs as we see in the scriptures. I feel that if we can’t have fun in living our lives then we are sadly missing a very important ingredient that according to medical experts makes for a long and peaceful life. Laughing is excellent exercise for the human being.
      Jim waiting on Jesus!

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  175. Underdaddy says:

    I am all about finding the absurd and the funny. It seems like a more worthwhile endeavor than anything else. Enjoyed the post.

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  176. auntiesceb says:

    I loved this post because sometimes laughing is all you can do. I am getting very good at finding the funny side of things. I will be reblogging this if that’s ok because it firmly fits with a post I have on irony and at what seemed to be a disaster at the time ended with me laughing. However looking at what I was thinking was a disater is nothing compared to what you have had thrown at you but sounds like the toilet turned up at just the right time!!

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  177. auntiesceb says:

    Reblogged this on Auntie Sceb and commented:
    Yesterday I went for one of those hand car washes while you shop to save energy for something else (see spoon/bean theory). I happily drove off and as my windscreen was smeared I put my wipers on. Only my wiper flew off and I thought I can’t believe the irony of getting a car wash to save energy now I’m going to have to buy a new wiper and fit it some much for saving energy! And as I thought this ‘Get Lucky’ (Daft Punk) came on my Ipad set for random. So I thought the universe is laughing at me. But I got home and my wiper had not flew off it was resting on my bonnet so I really did get lucky and all was well with the world.

    But my story pales into insignificance after this post

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  178. This post tickled me – I love the way you write and can very much identify with your description of when it all becomes ‘too much’.

    I often come back to my apartment after a tough day to find that my boyfriend has accidentally booby trapped my apartment, e.g. leaving dirty plates in places I may step on them, unintentionally hiding delicate/sticky things (like chocolate!) in the bed waiting to be sat on, etc. etc.

    One particular incident involved me in a stinking mood, returning to my flat to have but five minutes to change after work before having to heading out to a client dinner that I was dreading. After whipping on the only clean top I could find (white) I went to whirlwind out of the door…at which time I spotted an unopened bottle of Blue Gatorade on the kitchen counter. ‘Ooh’ I thought ‘I’ll take a quick swig, I am a bit parched’. I thirstily grabbed the bottle, eager to rehydrate and antsy to leave, and allowed myself a self-indulgent howl as a litre of blue liquid exploded out of the top of the container. What I hadn’t realised is that my darling boyfriend (as I later found out from him) had gone back on his decision that morning to devour this neon-coloured energy drink, leaving the liquid untouched, but the lid seal broken. Now this is where it gets really fun. Instead of screwing the top back on the bottle neck like a normal, sane human being, he decided it would be best simply to rest the lid on top of the bottle, so as to give the appearance of being closed but in fact providing no security whatsoever.

    Understandably, I was furious. I was so furious that I, like you, managed to come round full circle into a state of hilarity (which others may label more accurately as insanity; tomatoes tomatoes) which helped somewhat in getting me through the dinner (which turned out to be awesome) and in not injuring my long-suffering boyfriend when he returned home that evening (only one black eye…kidding).

    Looking forward to your next post!

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  179. James_Janko says:

    Reblogged this on allthethingsweneversaid and commented:
    very interesting process.

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  180. biggad2014 says:

    I love this post! If I couldn’t laugh at life’s absurdities I’d go under. Being a clinical depressive for 50 years and now having a husband with terminal COPD shouldn’t be a lot of laughs but it’s better to laugh than cry! I’mmew to this blogging lark but it’s fun too! Thank you!

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    • pegoleg says:

      Oh, so sorry about your hubby. I applaud your decision, because that’s what I think it is – a conscious choice – to look for joy and giggles wherever they may be found.

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  181. Of course the toilet. It’s either a metaphor for life being crap, or a sign there’s only so much crap a human can bear before they either laugh or run mad.
    I prefer the laughing. Thanks for helping me giggle today.

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  182. jprezeau says:

    Reblogged this on initforabetterme.

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  183. efemar sanchez says:

    Reblogged this on efemarlacdaying and commented:
    Because there is no cure for cancer but there is a choice on how you take it on.

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  184. Saya says:

    😀 I really needed to read this…as I was reading your tripping over toilet ..I remembered about my fight with hubby yesterday..and angrily I went to sit in the terrace in the dark..pondering about life n relations..and as I sat..the whole of my XXXX got wet….hubby had washed dat chair in the morning and the water was still der though I didn’t see in d dark 😀

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  186. As I read all the comments made since I last returned about a month ago, I see Erma Peg, dispensing grace and kindness, and wisdom, and funny. You have such a talent, my dear sister. SO talented. See how many people were uplifted by your story and HOW you told it. Kudos!

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    • pegoleg says:

      Miss Tar, you bring me to tears. Your support had been such a boon; undeserved, but so appreciated. You’re a fabulous big sis, and I forgive all the covers hogging that went before.

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  187. soddinl says:

    Really enjoyed this post and struggle sometimes to keep with a similar mindset – life sucks but there’s always some shitty irony we can have a good laugh over 🙂 Following your blog now, hope to read lots more posts 😀

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  188. I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.-D. H. Lawrence

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  190. Yes! Everyone can think of a story, a moment where laughter came and saved the day. Everyone has felt, even if only for a minute, its magical healing powers; the surreal feeling it brings, of diverting the attention and reminding us that we don’t HAVE to suffer, we chose to….

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