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That’s A Full Day! February 7, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, Mindfulness, Word Play.

At Epcot, we stopped to admire this elephant.

After snapping a shot, I paused to read the contiguous quote by coach Jim Valvano:

“To me, there are three things we all should do every day.  We should do this every day of our lives.  Number one is laugh.  You should laugh every day.  Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought.  And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy.  But think about it.  If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.  That’s a heck of a day.  You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”

Here’s what I Think ~> when I Laugh until I Cry, that’s a heck of a day.

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Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Ruth - February 7, 2018

I Like your thinking.

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

Anytime we’re reminded to laugh is a good thing.

2. Rainee - February 7, 2018

Sounds easy enough Nancy! Why do we make it so complicated?

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

Too many options.

Even with the advent of TV, my grandparents and parents had about 7 channels to choose from . . . and only until the station signed off the air at midnight.

They had one local paper and a magazine or two a month to leaf through at their leisure.

Flying somewhere was An Event ~ not just a means to get from Point A to Point B.

No internet.
No e-mail.
Telephones were expensive to use.

If they went to the movies ~ there was ONE movie playing that week. Not 24!

Their world was smaller . . . but they didn’t have to worry about everything going on around the globe.

They weren’t bombarded with news 24/7. They watched the nightly news for 30 minutes and that was it.

I could go on and on . . . but I expect the infinite options we have available to us all day, every day, have something to do with why we need reminders to “get back to the basics.”

Laugh, Think, and Cry ~> this comment is my “Think” for the day. And now I’ll have a good laugh! 😀

3. Jill Weatherholt - February 7, 2018

Great quote!

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

I loved it . . . and the elephant!

4. Tippy Gnu - February 7, 2018

While hammering a nail, I thought of something funny and began laughing. My laughter messed up my aim and I struck my thumb with the hammer. The pain made me cry.

A full day.

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

You need to kick back and take the rest of the day off, TG. 😀

5. Kate Crimmins - February 7, 2018

Gems of wisdom in the oddest places.

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

Yes! It surprised and delighted me b/c it was entirely unexpected.

6. joyroses13 - February 7, 2018

A wonderful quote! ❤

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

Glad you enjoyed. I always enjoy the quotes you share on Tuesday. Your #2 yesterday caused me to head for a long walk on the beach to watch the waves. 😀

joyroses13 - February 7, 2018

Ooh the long walk sounds great! Glad I could motivate you. 🙂 The thing with walking the beach is that it’s so easy to just keep walking and not thinking about how you have to eventually turn around and walk the long way back! 🙂

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

We normally walk 1-2 miles a day ~ but that’s in the neighborhood, on pavement. My barefoot walk on the beach this morning ~> 3 miles!

Aah . . . that’s better!

7. Ally Bean - February 7, 2018

Delightful. If it weren’t for that elephant, you might to never have seen that quote. As they say…

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

Exactly! The elephant caught my eye and drew me over ~ the path unfolds before us . . . one step at a time. 😀

Ally Bean - February 8, 2018

True. And if the elephant walks in front of you on that path, makes sure to pay attention to where you step! 😉

nrhatch - February 8, 2018

Good THINKing!

8. Val Boyko - February 7, 2018

Love this guy’s thinking, laughing and crying!

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

I thought it might be right up your alley, Val.

9. philosophermouseofthehedge - February 7, 2018

Elephants carry big thoughts.

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

It helps that they have trunks to carry them! 😀

10. Behind the Story - February 7, 2018

Words of wisdom. Now I need to go have a good laugh that makes me cry.
That looks like a happy elephant in the last photo.

nrhatch - February 7, 2018

Go you! I love that elephant in the bottom shot ~ he’s definitely enjoying a good chuckle.

11. L. Marie - February 8, 2018

Love that quote, Nancy! And what a darling elephant!

nrhatch - February 8, 2018

That little guy was enticing!

12. roughwighting - February 8, 2018

Thank you for sharing that wise quote. I find it easy to think. Easy to get emotional every day (yes, with joy and happiness). The laugh is harder, for some reason. We take ourselves too seriously, I suppose. In my dance class, the teacher uses playful music and encourages us all to belly laugh – at anything. It’s good for the core AND the soul. xo

nrhatch - February 8, 2018

Thanks, Pam.

Your teacher has the right idea ~> life is better with laughter. I’ll go further and say, “a day without laughter is a day wasted.”

13. Tiny - February 13, 2018

You have now encouraged me to visit Epcot. Can you imagine I’ve never been there!

nrhatch - February 13, 2018

That’s just downright unpatriotic, Tiny. 😀
Epcot is, paws down, our favorite of the 4 parks. Enjoy!

14. Debra - February 13, 2018

That’s a wonderful quote! I do think daily laughter is achievable! I’m around pets and children…one or the other is always poised to make me laugh. 🙂 And the thinking part…I sometimes think too much–therefore, that laughter comes in handy! 🙂

nrhatch - February 13, 2018

Children and wee beasties are smile inducing for me too ~ if I see a bunny rabbit, I grin. 😀

Thinking things through = good
Overthinking things = not so good
Laughing about our overthinking = good

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