Nothing is so bad as long as we can laugh about it.

@sharra1 (6342)
Australia
October 10, 2008 12:27am CST
Just yesterday morning my partner was saying how much better we were doing financially than this time last month. We would be fine as long as we kept the spending down in the next 7 days which seemed really easy. Then we had to take our dog to the vet to check on a problem and that cost $215 and our trailer had to be fixed and that cost $120 and now our Internet modem has died and that is cost us another $130 and kept us off the net almost all day. Ahhh the withdrawal symptoms. We were driving along in the car on our way back home and I now see what we have done. If you had not said that we were doing so well we might have been fine and we just starting laughing and said we jinxed ourselves and now we are paying for it but thank goodness we can laugh about it. Nothing ever seems to be so bad when you can laugh about it. It is so much better to laugh than to cry. Do you see it that way? Does this ever happen to you? Do you jinx yourself?
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@jackgym (276)
• Australia
10 Oct 08
Remember the song, "Always look on the bright side of life..."
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• Australia
10 Oct 08
I thought you had to be hanging from a cross to sing that? Lash
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@jackgym (276)
• Australia
11 Oct 08
Not if you're Eric Idle!
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
11 Oct 08
Good point I like that song, especially when Eric Idle is singing it on a cross. lol. Still it can be hard to remain positive when times get tough but as long as you are alive and have each other, a roof and food its not that bad.
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• Malaysia
10 Oct 08
Hey, as long as you can laugh about it, it'll still okay. Maybe you guys had to cut down here and there a few thing just to keep well balance again. It feel good to laugh about it rather than feel depressed and then the quarell start to began. In this case you guys are still okay, maybe some of us who are unlucky enough never had the cahnce to laugh about it. That real bad.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
10 Oct 08
Yes, we can try and cut down but there is not much left to cut but it is better to be positive than get depressed. I have been there and it is not worth it.
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@omar0913 (943)
• Legaspi, Philippines
10 Oct 08
Having problems financialy, Yes I laugh about it, cause my mind gets into a conclusion on how to resolve them and to cry for it, it will just add more on the problems. Laugh can cure and can help in every drowning situations.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
10 Oct 08
I agree. It is better to laugh at a problem than cry. As long as you can laugh you can deal with it positively.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I would have knocked on wood after saying that or rather before as I usually say 'Knock on wood" (but... I am so glad that our finances are straightened) and then I'll knock on wood again. I am glad that you could laugh about it, especially since the way the US economy is going, it appears to be effecting a lot of different places worldwide, I don't pay much attention to politics but I've seen this in passing through a room while the news is on.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
10 Oct 08
lol I certainly should have but I am not sure there was any wood around at the time. You are right thought the way the economy is going we could be in for trouble. It seems that many countries in the world are being affected and I just hope we are not hit too hard in Australia but the super funds are in big trouble and that is a worry for anyone that did not heed the warnings and move it to a safer investment. I do wonder where that phrase iriginated. It must have had a meaning once.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
10 Oct 08
it is very good if you can laugh at all the things that go wrong in your life, most of us can years later but it is good if you can right from the start...
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
10 Oct 08
I was not always like that but I have learned to see things positively and my partner is very positive which helps. Besides if I did not laugh at it I would probably cry and then everything would just go downhill.
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