So excited to share the latest issue of YourFridayFunny.com. In these difficult times, we could all use a laugh more than ever. Please subscribe and share.
We’ve had the honor of having one of our clips, “Funeral,” being kicked off of YouTube and Facebook. Now we KNOW we’re funny – and non-P.C. Here’s the joke, enjoy:
On a more serious note, the threat that’s bigger than the virus is our anxiety about it. This is where we writers can help ourselves and others. We’re all witnesses to the current event, and since writers write to understand and share that understanding, we all need to use our skills to make others be calm and focused. I’ve been posting happy stuff on Twitter, etc.
What the world doesn’t need is more negative news. We all need to feel hope and see an ending where we can all resume some level of normalcy. So, spread laughter, calm and joy.
What’s important is to take what we will all discover while stuck at home: our inner selves, and what we value the most, which may not be what we have all been conditioned to want: money, success, etc. and make adjustments that will allow for more ongoing happiness.
This is a moment where we have all been made a huge gift of the only thing that really matters in the end: time. How often have we heard people near the end voicing that they wish they had more time? Well, we’ve got it now, for however long it takes to get the virus under control.
Use this time well, and reflect on what you’ll do when we’re able to get back on our old tracks. What do you really want to do? Do you really want to return to such a busy life that there’s limited time to do what you love, that is – to write?
I realized how I’ve been so busy coaching and teaching that my writing had become something I should do, not something I loved to do. Because I was so busy helping others, I forgot to help myself. It’s like I was on an airplane, and when the oxygen masks came down, I forgot to put on mine. So, I’ve been running around suffocating while helping others put on their masks! It’s great to help others, but it’s necessary to help yourself first or there’s nothing to offer. Without this pause, I wouldn’t have seen it, and would be stuck in that hamster wheel of being a writer without enough time to write.
I now have the time, and make the choice to see the silver lining, the gift of this crisis, and to become a better, more connected person.
Here’s to your successful writing,
Professor Marilyn Horowitz