Thought for the Day
“If you can’t make it better,
you can laugh at it.”
~ Erma Bombeck
*Erma Louise Bombeck
Born: February 21, 1927 Bellbrook, Ohio
Died: April 22, 1996 (aged 69) San Francisco, California
An American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life humorously from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became best-sellers.
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I think that a lot of the time people try to perfect everything instead of enjoying it. Sometimes if you can’t fix a mistake or problem, the best thing to do is just accept it.This could be said about people too. Instead of being upset that the man doesn’t put the toilet seat down, find the humor in it.
There is too much frustration in the world today, and focusing on what needs to be fixed or made better only adds to this unhappiness. Laugh at the imperfections in life and enjoy what you have even if it may not be exactly what you thought it was.
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