Sunday Thought For The Day

by Lance Ekum on · 68 comments

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Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.

~ Shel Silverstein

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BunnygotBlog September 27, 2009 at 4:41 am

WOW ~ Now I know I have to stay up all Saturday evening just to be first to comment on your blog.
Laughter is great medicine. Though I am too tired at the moment to think of anything funny.
So I will say Good Night Lance and wish you a great week filled with laughter!
Happy Sunday
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Jeanne September 27, 2009 at 5:00 am

I love this
Love you
Jeanne?
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Lynn September 27, 2009 at 5:03 am

My sister and I mortified her kids when we burst into a “kids’ song” about sandwiches one day in a parking lot. But I think they secretly like their silly mom and silly aunt. 🙂
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Chania Girl September 27, 2009 at 5:27 am

*Ahem*
I would like to dedicate this poem (inspired by the Divine Muses) to Lance.

“There once was a blogger named Lance
Who, try as he might, couldn’t dance …
‘Til one summer day, when a friend came to stay,
Played a trick and put ants in his pants!”

Thank you. :0)

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Miz September 27, 2009 at 5:47 am

I long to be him.

Shel. Seuss. Perlutsky.

LOVE EM ALL.
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Dr. Rus September 27, 2009 at 5:48 am

Hey Lance!
A great reminder that many times we tend to take ourselves way too seriously.
Dr. Rus

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Yum Yucky September 27, 2009 at 5:52 am

HA! Love it! Love it! woo-hoo! Me thinks I’ll do the Chicken Dance with my kidz today.
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Joanna September 27, 2009 at 5:57 am

Well, if that doesn’t put a bounce in your step, I don’t know what will! ; )
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Suzie Cheel September 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

YOU are amazing , you light up so many peoples lives and today everyone will be dancing, writing poems, sinding , drawing and whistling
thanks
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suddenly slimmer September 27, 2009 at 6:49 am

I’ve been doing breakdance for 3 months, having this old skool, B-boy-B-girl fever thing and I’m 31 years old. Heyy..it’s soooooo fun!!!! *Thanks to MJ for your dance moves*
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Stephen - Rat Race Trap September 27, 2009 at 7:17 am

Lance, I love it! “Put something silly in the world, That ain’t been there before.” OK!
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Jenny Mannion September 27, 2009 at 7:21 am

Hey Lance,
I shoulda known you were a Shel Silverstein fan! 🙂 This IS what it is all about isn’t it? Letting loose, not caring how we might look or what people might think… just busting out our creativity in whatever way it comes and celebrating it with joy! Thanks Lance… I’m feeling a bit delirious after my son’s bday sleepover with 5 kids so this is a GREAT time to do something silly! 😉 Happy Sunday and thanks for another wonderful quote!
Love,
Jenny
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Stacey Shipman September 27, 2009 at 7:50 am

I love silly. Based on inspiration from a previous post of yours, I finally bought some fingerpaints the other day. It’s raining here in Boston this fine Sunday, I think it’s time to create some silliness! I love silly, and we don’t get enough of it. Based on your video posts this week, I know how much you like silly, too!

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Angelia sims September 27, 2009 at 8:08 am

Car dancing, it’s almost a lost art. I am teaching my boyfriends three and five year olds so it will continue on. Something about grooving without moving from your seat, shaking the head, and swaying the arms with feeling. Other people parking usually do a doubletake, which means they are loving it. Might bust a few moves on the way to Church, oh yeah!
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avtcoach September 27, 2009 at 8:17 am

Who better that Shel to help us get our sillies out! What a great reminder for today! We went to see comedian Tim Hawkins last night and my face hurts from laughing so much. Guess I need to use those muscles even more! 🙂
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Amanda Linehan September 27, 2009 at 8:22 am

Happy Sunday Lance! – The world needs more silly. That’s when we can let go of some of the “self-importance” we carry around with ourselves on a daily basis. Sillyness is underrated!
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Danny Clayton September 27, 2009 at 8:38 am

Nice! And just what my sleep deprived brain needed to hear and had the capacity to understand.
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Evita September 27, 2009 at 8:41 am

Hey Lance

This quote makes me think of the video you just did with Josie 🙂 There are so many ways to add some fun and silliness to each day!

This also makes me think of children and their amazing innocence. They love silly and they don’t care what others think. Most of us as adults are the opposite way. Too bad! I can only imagine what the world would be like if more of us added a fun and silly component to our lives 😀
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suzen September 27, 2009 at 8:52 am

Hi Lance! Well by golly, that thar poem is my theme song! (Just ask hubs – he’s kept me around all these years for the entertainment factor!) My mom was a depressed person, very serious and doom and gloom all the time. By age 6 I consciously made the decision I would make her smile or laugh everyday – I was her medicine. That “program” sort of stuck with me. I didn’t realize at that time of my life how handy that approach to life would be! Thanks, mom!
.-= suzen´s Last Fabulous Post ..Be Happy! A Good Choice! =-.

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Jay Schryer September 27, 2009 at 8:57 am

This is awesome, Lance! But I think you got eclipsed by Chania Girl’s poem. It’s even MORE awesome!!!
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Tess The Bold Life September 27, 2009 at 9:21 am

Lance,
The opportunity to do what Shel says and your videos this wee show exactly how we are in charge of creating our world. I think everyone who listens to or reads the media should take a break and follow this advice. At least for a day! Rock on.

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diantha September 27, 2009 at 10:17 am

I think I succeed at silly when I am such a dork I embarrass even my young grandchildren! Mission accomplished! I love making them laugh! xo

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Srinivas Rao September 27, 2009 at 10:47 am

Nice uplifting quote to start my sunday 🙂

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Jodi at Joy Discovered September 27, 2009 at 10:53 am

Hi Lance,
I like to have fun–but I’m not as “funny” or “silly” as I used to be. This quote is a good reminder to get out there and do that. Thanks for starting off my week with another great quote!
.-= Jodi at Joy Discovered´s Last Fabulous Post ..Expressing Thanks =-.

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Greg September 27, 2009 at 11:06 am

Love the quote!

My wife says I was born old, and sometimes I feel it. But its good to let your inner child out sometimes.
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Nadia - Happy Lotus September 27, 2009 at 11:07 am

Hi Lance,

I love it! I am all for being silly. Life is meant to be taken seriously but that does not mean someone has to be a cranky pants and be all serious. Sing,dance, laugh or whatever….life is beautiful and precious.

And by the way, the picture was perfect. 🙂
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Daphne September 27, 2009 at 12:00 pm

It’s a gloomy raining day here and I needed a kick in the pants to avoid letting the weather control my mood. Off to attack Donald with tickles and silly songs!
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Hilda September 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Hi Lance,

just an hour ago I finished up my first course in Primordial Sound Meditation with this:

Enlightenment means to Lighten Up!

And now this . . . wonderful footnote – thanks! 🙂
.-= Hilda´s Last Fabulous Post ..Slow down and savour life =-.

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Carla September 27, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I love “dancing” for the heck of it. I cant dance to save my life (despite what people might assume) but its fun when its just the two of us in our living room or kitchen jazz is playing in the background. It really brightens up my day!
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Lori September 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm

I grew up reading Silverstein’s books.
I love her stuff!
Thanks for this awesome reminder of her today.
Lance is great – give him some chocolate cake!
Now, I’m going to go whistle through a comb.
😛
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Barbara Swafford September 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm

Hi Lance,

This is great. It not only brought a smile to my face, but is making me think of what silly thing I can do next to spread the message. 🙂
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Karl Staib - Work Happy Now September 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Shel Silverstein changed my life. His books pushed past the boundaries of my imagination. I’m so glad you posted this today. I think, since it’s Sunday, that I will read a little Silverstein tonight. I think I’ll do it before my meditation.
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Jenny September 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I absolutely LOVE Shel Silverstein! His book, Where the Sidewalk Ends is my absolute favorite because it has the poem Sick in it! I could read his books for hours! Thanks for reminding me about him. Now I must go look for that book!
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Tim Enalls - Inspiration Central September 27, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Too many people do take life too seriously. They think that being an adult means to always act serious, watch serious movies, and talk about serious things. I’m all for making situations in life more fun by saying off-the-wall things sometimes just to lighten the mood up.
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Lance September 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

@Bunny – Ha!! Great to have you here bright and early today! Laughter and fun are great medicine. Enjoy your rest, and awake ready to face the week with fun and levity!

@Jeanne – Thank you so much, Jeanne…

@Lynn – Keep on being silly, Lynn. As much as kids put up a front that you’re “embarassing” them, I do think that they feel a deep connection to this fun. Very awesome of you and your sister!

@Chania Girl – *Ahem*… Ha! This absolutely made me laugh out loud Chania Girl! You are awesome!! And today I know you are living out the word of Shel Silverstein! They’re here for everyone to see…wow!! So, let me thank YOU! I’m loving this (well…except for the thought of actual ants in my pants – that just plain scary!)(and then seeing me dance – well, okay that’s way out there too!!).
I once knew a girl from Greece
She thought she could fly like the geese.
Up she went, flapping away
Down she came, smiling all the way…
Started to laugh, then started to snort
Giggling so much, put her face in the cherry torte
(that’s as good as it gets at a comeback!)

@Miz – They’re all great – the put the fun in life!

@Dr. Rus – Hi Dr. Rus! Here’s to being a bit more silly in life – no matter what everyone else thinks!

@Yum Yucky – Now I’m humming that tune in my head, Josie! And do you know what – that’s the first thing I thought of when I was creating this post! Happy Chicken Dancing to you and your kids!!

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Lance September 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

@Joanna – It sure does put some bounce into our steps, doesn’t it! Yahoo!!

@Suzie Cheel – Aww, Suzie – thank YOU! Here’s to a day filled with merriment and goofiness!!

@Suddenly Slimmer – That’s awesome, Alia!! Keep on dancing!!

@Stephen – Hi Stephen! Have a great day putting something silly into it!!

@Jenny Mannion – Hi Jenny! It’s all about having fun and really living our lives!! And who cares what everyone else thinks – if we’re happy then that’s the place to be! And sleepovers can be…well, not so much sleep going on!! So – I know, having been there, that something silly to just decompress is going to be a really good thing! Have fun today Jenny!

@Stacey Shipman – I would have kind of guessed you’re a fan of silly!! So…you’re fingerpainting! Stacey, very cool!! Now…are you going to share you masterpiece???? And yep, I love silly and goofy too! (Ha! – let’s not talk about those videos…my stomach is starting to hurt!!!)

@Angelia – Car dancing! Way to go, passing it down to the younger generation! I think it’s great! And if you get some people watching you, then that means you’re out there doing something out of the ordinary – and in my book that’s extraordinary! Happy dancing on your way to church today!!

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Lance September 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm

@Avtcoach – Shel writes in a way that does exactly that, let’s us feel okay at being silly! And that’s pretty great! Sounds like you saw a great show last night – awesome!!

@Amanda – Happy Sunday Amanda! Silly-ness is definitely underrated, let’s give it more facetime! And it just feels so good, doesn’t it!

@Danny Clayton – It’s such a simple message, and also so good to be reminded of. I know that I too often don’t let that sillyness out. Glad to feed your sleep deprived brain today!

@Evita – Hi Evita! Ah, that video (it just won’t go away, will it!). And that’s it, we can all add some silliness to our days – in whatever way silliness comes to us. Kids get this, don’t they. It’s just natural. And then we grow up, and we have all these societal norms we think we have to adhere to. And pretty soon, silly doesn’t happen so much anymore. And that is too bad. So – let’s start something here – let’s bring a little extra silliness to every day – and who knows what that might inspire in someone else!!

@Suzen – Hi Suzen! Your theme song – awesome! And if this is your theme song, then your husband might just be onto something! And your story just proves how healing laughter can be!

@Jay – Thanks! And yeah – Chania Girl – her comment completely rocks these comments today! I’ve attempted a comeback…although I think I’ve fallen woefully short of her crazy poetic antics!

@Tess – Hi Tess! The media can be a real downer – it seems like it’s all about the bad going on in the world. Stepping away from that can be a very good thing – and just lighten our spirit a bit. And then, if we can even find a way to be a little extra goofy – wow, even better!! You too Tess, keep on rockin’ it!

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Erin Prais-Hintz September 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm

There is nothing so bad in the world that a little laughter can’t rectify. Thanks for sharing that reminder that we tend to take things too seriously. Enjoy the day! Erin
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Lance September 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm

@Diantha – Nothing wrong with being a dork! And I bet your grandchildren really appreciate your silliness! And that is indeed mission accomplished!

@Srinivas – Thanks much!

@Jodi – Hi Jodi! And the thing is, Jodi, it’s about having fun in what ways work for YOU. And I happen to think you probably do this, and do it well. Enjoy! And have a whole bunch of fun out there this week!

@Greg – Thanks much, Greg! And no matter how we were born, or where we’ve been in our lives – we can always still choose how we’ll respond to any situation. I know that I don’t do this often enough. Here’s to both of us getting out there this week and letting that inner child out!

@Nadia – Hi Nadia! “Cranky pants” – what a great way to describe what we DON’T want to be! I love it! Life is serious, and if that includes a whole bunch of serious fun, then woohoo!! In whatever way works for each of us… And thank you, about the picture – I really had a hard time finding one that felt right. This one finally did, it just took forever to find it!

@Daphne – Hi Daphne! Rainy gloomy weather can sometimes dampen our spirits. And that’s just when a bunch of silliness can go a long way toward brightening our day. Have fun out there with Donald!!

@Hilda – Hi Hilda! Whoa! Does it seem like we’re on the same wavelength quite a bit?!?! Pretty wild! Anyway, have fun out there “lightening up”…I know you will!!

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Laurie September 27, 2009 at 3:46 pm

HI! Lance maybe I’m not too crazy but I keep singing “We all live in a yellow submarine”! I’ve been singing this spontaneously for MONTHS now. Now if I can just get a dance to go with it, then that might be less annoying…..well, probably not.

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Lance September 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm

@Carla – Hi Carla! And that doesn’t even matter, does it – how well you can dance. If you’re out there having fun – so what! And if dancing brightens your day – then that’s awesome that you’re doing that – what a way bring some fun into your day!!

@Lori – Hi Lori! Hey, I love chocolate cake – let’s have some together sometime! And then we’ll whistle through our combs! And then…we’ll laugh until it hurts!! That’d be fun!!

@Barbara – Hi Barbara! Yes, this poem sure does bring a smile! And here’s to finding that silly spot within each of us, and letting that out for the world to see!

@Karl – That is very cool, Karl! And I think it shows right there the power of reading, and what we can get from it. And then, when we come across an author that expands our imagination – wow!! Enjoy the Silverstein you’re going to read this evening!

@Jenny – Hi Jenny! Shel Silverstein’s works are so good! I love that poem by the name “Where the Sidewalk Ends”! Enjoy the reading you have in front of you!!

@Tim Enalls – Hi Tim! And that’s an excellent example of being a bit goofy – just by saying something a little “off the wall”! And who knows – that might just be what someone needs to hear – the message that being a little bit silly is A-OK!

@Erin – Hi Erin! Laughter is great medicine!! Here’s to all of us lightening up a bit, and really living a fully and fun life! And now, on your suggestion Erin – I’m off to enjoy this great day!

@Laurie – Hi Laurie! Hey, that’s a pretty great kind of crazy! Keep on singing! And spontaneity is a great thing – so there you go – a little crazy spontaneity! And I say go for the dance! Who cares what everyone else thinks, anyway!!

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Jannie Funster September 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Well, you don’t have to convince me about putting nutty things where they hadn’t been before!

You rock!
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Jan September 27, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Lance,
I adore Shel Silverstein. He invites us to the most wonderful places inside ourselves. My fave poem may be “Frozen Dreams.” Are you familiar with it? Here’s to more mirth, all the way around!

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Patricia September 27, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Thank you this was a fun reminder of Shel Silverstein’s work and fun. I did so love reading those rhymes to my kids, but not too close to bedtime because we all got so lively and silly!
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Caity September 27, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Oh how I used to LOVE Shell Silverstein poems while growing up. They are full of fun and magic and also some amazing messages that we often miss when we are younger. Great message today.
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Diane AZ September 27, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I think Silverstein’s advice to “Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem…” is a good way to warm up for doing creative work. Surprising things can happen when we’re not so concerned with the outcome.
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Tracy September 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm

I love it! Being silly is my favorite thing to do, I think that’s why I have so many kids!
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Marelisa September 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I love “Where the Sidwalk Ends” and “A Light in the Attic”. I remember one of my elementary school teachers used to read Shels’ poems to us in class. I put that quote in my creativity ebook; letting yourself do whatever you want, regardless of how it might look to others, is a great way to be more creative.
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Lance September 27, 2009 at 9:45 pm

@Jannie – Jannie…I kind of knew you were what Shel Silverstein wrote about when he created this piece! You live wacky and silly in everything I’ve witnessed…and I’m better for that…much better… So, thank you – but I only rock because YOU rock!

@Jan – Hi Jan! I’m familiar with a few pieces that Shel Silverstein wrote, but not “Frozen Dreams”. Now, I’ll have to check that out – thank you!!

@Patricia – Hi Patricia! Ha! Yes, this is NOT a bedtime nursery rhyme, is it! Shel Silverstein writes lively pieces, that can really get your imagination (and your body) going!

@Caity – Hi Caity! Ah, so true. Reading these as a kid, and then re-reading them as an adult puts a whole new perspective on what the words mean. And I would also say that reading these words at different points in our adult life will also produce different thoughts about it all, as well. And that’s part of what especially makes these words he’s written so meaningful – the stand the test of time, and are so good for us, always…

@Diane AZ – It sure is a great way to warm up to letting our creativity flow! And part of that is being in the moment, and letting our imagination not only run wild, but also be expressed outwardly – onto canvas, into words, dancing in the street, etc, etc. And that’s a great place to be at…

@Tracy – Hi Tracy! Kids are a great way to be and act silly – and be seen as normal! The thing is, though, anyone can do that – let their inner kid out to shine! What you’re also doing, Tracy, is passing this onto your kids – and that’s very awesome!

@Marelisa – Hi Mare. I love “Where the Sidewalk Ends” too! The other, I’m not familiar with (I’ll have to check it out). And this is a great quote that you’ve used in your ebook (in case I haven’t told you – it’s excellent – and a great resource for me to refer back to when I need a little inspiration!). I think it very much speaks to letting the creative genius within each of us out – and that comes from what might seem silly or strange or weird to the world – great idea, are though – until they become real! Thanks Mare, so good to read this tonight!

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Lisa's Chaos September 27, 2009 at 10:12 pm

What a perfect way to get happy and out of the blahs!
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Walter September 28, 2009 at 12:59 am

You got me thinking here. Perhaps I need to make a mark in this world. 🙂
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J.D. Meier September 28, 2009 at 1:29 am

I don’t know what a loony-goony dance is, but I suspect you could swap it out with a looney tunes dance.
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Chania Girl September 28, 2009 at 2:54 am

LANCE! How did you know?! Of course I snort when I laugh! And what’s dessert unless it’s cherry torte? Mmmm, mmmm good.

Happy Monday! :0)

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Mindful Mimi September 28, 2009 at 3:54 am

I have small kids. I do all of the above all the time 🙂 and it’s so much fun.
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Lance September 28, 2009 at 7:27 am

@Lisa’s Chaos – Shel always has a way of lifting our spirits!

@Walter – Hi Walter! Yes, and that “mark” can be in whatever way comes from the depths of your heart – and when it does – whoa! All sorts of awesomeness!

@J.D. Meier – A looney tunes dance – I’d say that qualifies!! And a loony-goony dance…well, I think that’s whatever kind of silly dance you want to dance (at least, that’s my take on it!).

@Chania Girl – And now I’m laughing (again!)!!! And…oops…a SNORT! Your *ahem* laugh is catchy! Cherry torte – yummy for sure!! Happy Monday to you too!! (*snort*)

@Mimi – Kids have a way of helping to bring this back out in us, don’t they. And I think that’s because it’s their natural tendency to act this way… Now, if we could just do that all the time, think of what our world would be like…

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Hilary September 28, 2009 at 8:02 am

Hi Lance .. great picture and great words .. and certainly bringing a smile to everyone’s face – a fun look at life .. thanks I need a bit of light relief. Good for the soul .. especially as I’m so tired I rearranged some of the words .. so my thoughts were in a slightly different direction, til I realised .. but two funnies = good exercise for my laughing face.

All the best – Hilary Melton-Butcher
Positive Letters Inspirational Stories
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Mama Zen September 28, 2009 at 8:36 am

Kind of sounds like my day!
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Liara Covert September 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm

To choose to love life is a choice. This remidns people that free will is the ultimate blessing.
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jonathan figaro September 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm

WOW! Great Post, simple yet innovative! Where do you come up with these ideas Lance?
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Keith September 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Here’s a little silly diddy. Sing it to the tune of the television show “The Beverly Hillbillies”

Let me tell you a story about a man named Lance,
He’s ready to encourage if you give him half a chance
And then one day as I was reading on his blog, I laughed out
loud ’cause I think Lance has last a cog!
…. Baby food that is, donuts and cool whip

Well the first thing you know there’s food everywhere
Baby food and donuts and there’s cool whip in his hair
I laughed out loud at this at this delectable delight
I tell you Lance’s blog is one very cool site…

It’s The Jungle of Life Blog!
(insert banjo music here)

Thanks for the great lift today Lance!
.-= Keith´s Last Fabulous Post ..Don’t Quit! =-.

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Nathalie Lussier September 28, 2009 at 3:09 pm

A little wacky… that totally suits my mood for the day. (Though it’s Monday now!) I just read SARK’s book “Succulent Wild Woman” and this just seems to come at the exactly timed moment. 🙂
.-= Nathalie Lussier´s Last Fabulous Post ..Let’s Change the World Together: It’s a Freak Revolution =-.

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FatFighterTV September 28, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Being silly rocks! Great thought for the day… or for every day, really. 😉

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Lance September 29, 2009 at 7:29 am

@Hilary – Hi Hilary! Thank you! And even rearranging some of these words, they still come out fun! Laughter is so good, isn’t it…

@Mama Zen – Ha!! Then you’re having some very awesome days!!

@Liara – Yes, the choices we have, and how we live our lives – this becomes our life. Whatever we choose…great thought Liara!

@Jonathan – Hi Jonathan. Sometimes the best things are the simplest. And where do I come up with these ideas? Hmmm….I’ve taken to not sleeping, AND making my kids work tirelessly for me…(okay, maybe not quite like that!). I guess I just try to follow my heart…sometimes that leads me someplace quickly, and other times the journey is much longer.

@Keith – Wow!! Keith, I’m laughing out loud!! This is hilarious!! I love it, so creative!! I’m thinking I should buy myself a banjo now, in fact! Woohoo! You made my day with this! Rock on, my friend!

@Nathalie – Heh, we can be a little wacky any day of the week, right Nathalie! So, you’re a succulent wild woman…and now you’re here thinking about wacky dances and silly paintings – that’s all sorts of awesomeness!!

@FatFighterTV – Definitely a great thought for every day! Keep on being silly, my friend!!

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Jennifer September 29, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Shel Silverstein brings back so many memories – good ole’ jr. high days.

It does feel good to do something wild and out of the ordinary. It not only lightens our day, but also the day of other people. Thank you Lance for the reminder to step out there. You always have a way of brightening the world and today is no exception.
.-= Jennifer´s Last Fabulous Post ..What Do You See? =-.

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janice October 2, 2009 at 10:42 am

I’m reading this on a Friday, the kids’mid term holiday has just begun and this is a perfect happy post to read before logging off! My son makes us laugh at anything so it’ll be a great two weeks!
.-= janice´s Last Fabulous Post ..Berries and Birds =-.

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Lance October 2, 2009 at 4:02 pm

@Jennifer – Shel has some great material. Fun to read as a kid, and even more meaning when you think about it as an adult…a pretty great combination! Taking those steps that seem a bit “on the fringe” can really be just what we need sometimes to spur ourselves on to greater things, and to give others a sense of this being “okay” to do… So, here’s to wild and out of the ordinary!

@Janice – Enjoy the two weeks you’ll have with your kids! And have fun being a bit crazy…however that happens to fall!

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Rose October 3, 2009 at 7:06 pm

What a great reminder to take time from our busy life to laugh.

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