Loved these words of wisdom from a very wise man, Lane. You have helped many to remember to breathe and keep going.
Local Girl is doing quite well, Lane, thanks for asking.
When life gets me down, I just sing this little tune made famous by my old pals Ren & Stimpy:
HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY
Hello, boys and girls, this is your old pal Stinky Wizzleteats. This is a song about a whale. NO! This is a song about being happy. That's right - it's the Happy Happy Joy Joy song!
CHORUS:Happy happy joy joyHappy happy joy joyHappy happy joy joyHappy happy joy joyHappy happy joy joyHappy happy joy joyHappy happy joy joy joy
I don't think you're happy enough. That's right! I'll teach you to be happy. I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs.
If'n you ain't the graddaddy of all liars. The little critters of nature they don't know that they're ugly. That's very funny! A fly marrying a bumblebee. I told you I'd shoot! But you didn't believe me. Why didn't you believe me?
Happy happy happy happyHappy happy happy happyHappy happy joy joy joy
"Joy is not in things, it is in us" - Richard Wagner
For the dark times of my life, I knew and watched others who were joyful. I never thought I would. The spirituality Lane describes has become a part of my own after eighteen years in a (the) twelve step program, experiencing people who practice this: even joyful, terminally ill folks who emanate a wonderful gratitude for living. J. T.-enjoying everything
1 Thessalonians 5:16
Loved it! Thanks Lane.