Thursday, April 18, 2013

Advice from Monty Python

I got up at 6am this morning so that I could get started with my day. I am an overachiever, a morning person and a perfectionist. I take life way too seriously sometimes. Ok, who am I kidding, a LOT of the time.

Andrew reminded me of this the other night at dinner - he proceeded to flick large smushy (word?) clumps of mashed potatoes and green peas at me across the dinner table because again, I was taking life too seriously.  Suddenly the house woes were nothing compared to the mashed potatoes and peas that coated our kitchen walls and floors. Point taken.

I laughed this morning as I put on my "Morning Wakeup" playlist because the first song to play was "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" from Monty Python. I have only seen part of the movie, but my friend Andy Thorne from Sail Caribbean was its' biggest fan. We used to blast this song in the morning as we rolled out of our bunks, put on the coffee and got ready for another crazy ass day on the water with a gazillion (again, word?) teenagers to entertain and make sure stayed alive in the 24 hour day.  I will never forget that summer with Andy and our Monty Python seems to always remind me of perspective.

Life's a piece of shitWhen you look at itLife's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.You'll see it's all a showKeep 'em laughing as you goJust remember that the last laugh is on you.

If life seems jolly rottenThere's something you've forgottenAnd that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.When you're feeling in the dumpsDon't be silly chumpsJust purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing. 
And...always look on the bright side of life... Always look on the light side of life...

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