Laughter, the Best Medicine
I tend to live my life by the saying "if you can laugh your way through anything, you can laugh your way through everything." That doesn't mean not taking things seriously, or being goofy and stupid all the time. It just means learning not to take everything so abominably serious. It means to take stock of a situation and, with the knowledge that you'll laugh about it in the future, going ahead and laughing about it in the present.
You might try it some time.
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through tears.
It is easy enough to be prudent
When nothing tempts you to stray,
When without or within no voice of sin
Is luring your soul away;
But it's only a negative virtue
Until it is tried by fire,
And the life that is worth the honour on earth
Is the one that resists desire.
By the cynic, the sad, the fallen,
Who had no strength for the strife,
The world's highway is cumbered to-day -
They make up the sum of life;
But the virtue that conquers passion,
And the sorrow that hides in a smile -
It is these that are worth the homage on earth,
For we find them but once in a while.