But there's a downside to this nonprofit work too.
Wallowing daily through the seas of stats about people -- including kids -- going hungry and being homeless and abused and drug-addicted can leave me with a certain darkness that crouches just beneath the surface. And near enough to the surface to do this: I was talking to someone who works with homeless people the other night. In mid-conversation, I found myself getting glassy-eyed [this was supposed to have been a professional conversation!] The darkness was so close to the surface that all it took for a tear to eke out was the person saying "Oh...you're getting teary." That kind of just beneath the surface. Embarrassing.
I decided that I have to lighten up and find my giggle again.
So, with this in mind I say:
Thank you, Casey.
Your lamentations over glitter nail polish gave me a good, belly-hurting laugh that I sorely needed. When I watch your video, I believe that Divine Providence must have orchestrated that loss just so I could get my giggle on again through your tears. Rodgers jersey or not, the Packers can shoot for the Super Bowl next season.
Thank you, Would-be Track Stars.
Thank you, Kelsey Grammar.
Thank you...ME. It get's REALLY funny in the last few seconds. That's all I'm going to say.
If you needed to get your giggle back, I hope these videos did the trick.
So...what is it that makes you giggle?