My father is making a pretty impressive comeback from some health challenges recently so I’m giving dear old dad one of the most valued spots on The Progressive Pugilist: A “Quickie & Coffee” on a Monday morning. When I was a youngblood and I was feeling down for one reason or another, Dad would look down at me through those gigantic David Ruffin glasses of his and say, Son
“When Your Laughing, The Whole World Laughs With You, When You’re Crying, I’ll Give You Something To Cry About You Little Sh*t…”
Ok, Dad didn’t put it quite that way, but y’all get the point. You know when things have got you down a little bit so during those times make an effort to find something in your world to make you laugh- hopefully it is with somebody rather than at somebody but reach out for whatever works. I recommend anything starring Louis C.K.- he’s hilarious and is bound to show you he is a bigger loser than you are in that moment no matter how bad things may be. Humans are emotional and social creatures so that helps us all work our way through a tough time. Here’s hoping you laugh and smile right behind those tears next time.