NOTE TO READERS: We will be taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming here for a bit!
What I’m Laughing at Today:
I feel like it’s time for a little levity in the midst of all the anxiety and stress. For a while, I’m going to be sharing what I find funny with you, in hopes that you get a little laugh as well. Note that things that make us laugh, are often things that are quirky, uncomfortable, ironic, etc and that in no way, shape or form am I trying to make you feel a certain way or think a certain way about anything. Nope, just hoping that you get to chuckle a little bit (which as science has shown, is good for you immune system, and we can all use a little of that now can’t we?)
So without further ado, here’s what made me laugh the hardest this week:
What I’m Reading: You really don’t want to know – it’s a lot of data and numbers and exponential things that curve sharply and alarmingly. So let’s not go there. Since so many might be at home with kids all day, I’ll start sharing some of my old favorites from when I – or my kids – were little. To start it off, my absolute favorite story to read both my daughters was The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear. This one is so fun to read out loud because a) it’s very short and I was always a tired mama, and b) lots of alliteration and you can read it in funny voices. If you have a favorite to nominate of your own, send it my way and I’ll share.
Web Tip: “I want to believe as many true things and as few false things as possible.” – Matt Dillahunty.
In the time of this mass hysteria it can be difficult to decipher the true things from the false things especially with so many panic posting just based off the headline. If you are questioning and skeptical of the information in an article, or if it seems too good to be true (like that sunshine makes the novel coronavirus disappear – um, Florida? Australia? Hello!) then search for it on snopes.com – simply copy the headline or search for it in the “What’s New” or “Hot 50”.
Quote I’m Pondering: “Those who overcome great challenges will be changed, and often in unexpected ways. For our struggles enter our lives as unwelcome guests, but they bring valuable gifts. And once the pain subsides, the gifts remain. These gifts are life’s true treasures, bought at great price, but cannot be acquired in any other way.”― Steve Goodier