Hold on to your joy…I wish you were a pinata. Yes, I was looking through Pinterest quotes for inspiration on what to write about today. I always tell myself, I will only look for a minute – I’ll take the first quote I like. THEN, I spend 20 minutes going from board to board — my eyes start to dart around the pages and I don’t write a thing. It is like my ADD is on crack. I thought it was amusing that my eyes went from the “joy” quote to the “pinata” quote – because sometimes that’s how my day goes.
Let me explain. I often find myself looking beyond what I have — feeling as though I’m missing something; feeling as though I am not accomplishing anything; constantly searching for that ONE passion that will take me to the end of my days on the stream of peace and contentment. I’m searching so hard and trying to hold on to my joy so tightly, that I’m choking the poor thing out! I wish you were a pinata so I could pound you into submission and achieve my joy.
“The Five Love Languages” list the languages as: 1. Words of Affirmation; 2. Acts of Service; 3. Quality Time; 4. Physical Touch; 5. Receiving Gifts. I think there should be a sixth; Sarcasm. That one is mine — if I like you, I will tease you and joke with you with quick whips of humor and sarcastic remarks. I will find something amusing in everything I see and hear. I am at my best when I can make you laugh with my quick wit – I feel refreshed and at peace once I know I can instigate a good belly laugh. That is a wonderful thing. However, there isn’t much call for humor/sarcasm/wit in common life.
I’m a little old to become a stand up comedian and I find that when I am TRYING to be funny it doesn’t work as well as when it flows organically/naturally. Same goes with humorous writing – I have to have a topic that I feel sarcastically passionate about or it just doesn’t roll. But humor and laughter are something I will always feel good about and I can access it anytime I want – I just need to watch daily life events. There is always something humorous going on if you watch for it and I am always watching.
As a child, my favorite actor was Jerry Lewis. I loved his silly physical humor and I would imitate him all the time. As I aged, my hero was Robin Williams. Who could keep up with that wit? I find re-runs of “Friends”, “The Office” really entertaining. If I’m feeling down, I will watch “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and just roll out of my funk.
Yes, humor and sarcasm are definitely my love language. If I ever make fun of you (and only in a nice way), it means that I like you. Kind of like in junior high.