Lately I have been feeling slightly overwhelmed, for both good and bad reasons, all of which are out of my control.
So I saw this on another blog and am repeating it to myself:
I had a conversation with a colleague today who was bitching about someone we work with at another organization.
"I have to give him the benefit of the doubt," I told her, "but if you find an email chain" and he's screwing us, "let me know if I need to cut his nuts off."
I have a very laid back volunteer who was across the room and managed to hear me. He has many years of recovery from alcoholism and resulting from that, criminal justice experience. He is very open about it and can even joke about it.
He piped up, "Hey! Tell your friend if she needs someone's nuts cut off, you know someone who's cheap, AND has priors!" (Meaning prior convictions.)
And if that wouldn't make your day, I don't know what would! I'm grateful to have people who know how to make me laugh, and take the time to do it.
A little bit of humor can go a long way.