As I grow older I become less serious; is this happening to you, too? My favorite people have been cartoonists and comedians ever since I can remember. Yet, from time to time I revert to being too serious. This is OK; my professional obligations require a straight face once in a while. But, I still feel a doctor and a professor like me may successfully combine humor with medicine. I admire me of my colleagues for their ability to pull this off so well; Dr. Labasky in Sandy, Utah comes to mind.
Contemplating life in general I found myself deeply moved while looking down on the Provo River from my home in Woodland, Utah. The beautiful vista in front of me always helps me see life more clearly. With tears in my eyes I told myself that if I were to live life all over again, I would have a smile on my face most of the time and I would strive to find humor in all circumstances. I would question serious thoughts and I would have foremost in my mind to lighten other peoples’ loads and always be sensitive to their needs. But, that was too serious a thought to dwell on for very long. Fortunately, I snapped out of it quickly, remembering that today and for the rest of my life I have an opportunity to “live life all over again.”
I hope you already live by this simple concept; it is a healthy thing to do.