Jokes don't always have to be at someone else's expense -- even if you think those are the funniest kind. The power of comedy is also used for good and spreading motivational cheer. Sometimes a little laughter and inspiration are all we need to get out of a funk and into a groove.
Inspiration To Spark a Smile
If we saw these quotes on t-shirts and billboards every day, frown lines would disappear and the Botox industry would collapse.
"Life is too short to be serious all the time. So if you can't laugh at yourself, call me… I'll laugh at you." - Unknown
Walked into any walls lately? Or maybe you're the 'trip going up the stairs' type. If you can't get a kick out of your own embarrassment, trust that someone else will.
"Better days are coming. They are called Saturday and Sunday." - Unknown
Sometimes knowing Saturday is only a couple days away is all we need to get us through the rest of the week. Your coworker is a pain, the kids are making you rethink coming home, and you've just about had it with dear hubby's mess. But don't lose it yet; you're almost there.
"Never let anyone treat you like a yellow starburst. You are a pink starburst." - Unknown
Let's just say the yellow starburst was always picked last for dodgeball. But you? You are the star of the team and bursting with flavor.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
If you get motivated as often as you shower, then you're definitely going great places; that is if you haven't already arrived. Unless you hardly shower, in which case you probably shouldn't be going anywhere.
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams
If you're stuck, sometimes a little crazy is all you need to make things work. Embrace your inner crazy. We know you have one.
"If you do not like where you are, move. You're not a tree." - Jim Rohn
Stumped? No one is stopping you but you. Quit your job, move to another location or sell your house. Do what makes you happy -- just do it with a plan. We said be happy, not homeless.
"If you were able to believe in Santa Claus for like eight years, you can believe in yourself for like five minutes." - Unknown
You thought a jolly fat man could miraculously fit down your chimney and deliver presents to children all around the world? And you can't believe in your living, breathing self? We knew you had an inner crazy.
"I have to be successful because I like expensive things." - Unknown
It's either that or become a burglar, but burgling is too much work.
"Giving up on your goal because of a setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat." - Unknown
We know we said to be crazy but maybe not that crazy. Use what you've learned from that setback to get you closer to achieving your goal.
"I'm not losing weight. I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again." - Unknown
No more falling off the wagon. We're riding it even after the wheels fall off.
"If you know you're going to fail, then fail gloriously!" - Cate Blanchett
And then laugh at yourself. Some people believe the greater the failure, the greater the lesson. And we like to add, the greater the failure, the worse your stomach will cramp from laughter.
"Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine." - Whoopi Goldberg
No one found success or true love by being normal. And if you did, maybe you're not as normal as you think.
"I'm an acquired taste. Don't like me? Acquire some taste." - Unknown
If they don't like your flavor, you shouldn't have to adjust your spice. They should work on their boring palate.
"Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside." - Unknown.
Words to live by. Add a little spice, and you've got yourself a recipe for success in life.
"Mermaids don't lose sleep over the opinion of shrimp." - Unknown
No offense shrimp. Although delicious when coated in a blanket of batter, you shrimp got nothing on mermaids. Keep in mind, your haters are merely the shrimp that feed on the mess at the bottom of the ocean. Harsh but true.
"Why be moody when you can shake your booty." - Unknown
The next time you find a mysterious dent in your car, blast the tunes, whip your hair and shake what your mama gave you. Life is too short to look like you've been sucking on lemons all day. Wouldn't you rather dab instead?
"The one is the person who sees you for the idiot you are and still wants you in their life." - Charmed
Believe it or not, your special someone fell in love with the kooky way you dance when you favorite throwback comes on, and the fact that you have to sound out "wed, nes, day" to spell Wednesday. Don't change your wonderfully weird ways for anyone!
Don't Hate. Motivate!
Lessons learned: Embrace the crazy, don't lose your spice and don't let anyone tell you you're anything less than a pink starburst. Is your mouth watering from all of this juicy motivation? Grab a plate of butterfly shrimp and keep on being the glorious mermaid that you are.