H is for Humor. Humor is a very important element in life. Today’s world can be so dark and full of terrors. Movies, television, and books are often drama filled, edgy reflections of the fear, unrest, and angst of our times. It makes me want to scream. “Lighten up already!”
When writing fiction, even dark, serious fiction, never miss an opportunity to have some fun. All great stories have at least some comic relief. We’ve all heard that it takes more facial muscles to frown than to smile. Save the workout for the gym. I enjoy being lazy sometimes. (As evidence, see yesterday’s blog entry on grammar.) Our language is full of reminders that we need more smiles and laughter in our lives.
I’d much rather “grin and bear it” than just bear it with no grinning whatsoever. “Turn that frown upside down” and “let a smile be your umbrella”. You’ll still get wet, but you can be happy about it. Remember; “laugh and the world laughs WITH you”. Cry and the world laughs AT you because your face gets all puffy and you look like crap. H is for Humor. #atozchallenge