live with physical challenges.
I am NOT a DOCTOR!!! I don't even play one on TV!!! It is my goal to live a more healthy lifestyle. Living well and being happy is what this blog is all about.

"Nothing,' wrote Tolstoy, 'can make our life, or the lives of other people, more
beautiful than perpetual kindness."

- Gretchen Rubin

I write about my own experiences and what works (or does not) for me. Nothing I write is to be taken as medical advice.

Only your health care provider, personal physician,Disclaimer:
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or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wit and Wisdom Contribute to Wellness

My favorite author of all-time was the very funny and talented Erma Bombeck.  This afternoon as I ate my snack, a 1/2 cup bowl filled with cherries, I thought about one of my favorite books - "If Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries, What Am I Doing In The Pits?" 

She could "grab" her readers with the title of her books!  I want to be that good of an author someday.

My mother got me hooked on Erma Bombeck books at a young age.  Mom was a housewife and could easily relate to each of the books she read.  

I can only dream of adapting some wit and wisdom in my writings.  I did write a book about my childhood called "Life Lessons And Laughter Galore."  I've made attempts to publish it, but because of technical difficulties have not gotten it published yet.  Technology is really wonderful when it works.  *Sigh*!

I know these books were written three decades (almost four) ago, but they are timeless in their wit.  If you are a child of the sixties, I'm pretty sure you can relate to most of what Erma has to say.  

My favorite book is one of her last (1993) "A Marriage Made in Heaven (or, Too Tired for an Affair)."  This one is Erma's personal story as well as a humorous look at she and her husband Bill's marriage.  They survived the dream house from hell, empty nest, and have been there for each other through maternity, miscarriage and mortality.

If you get a chance to read any of this wonderful woman's writings, I hope you'll take the opportunity.  You will be laughing your socks off, I promise!

Sadly, Erma faced a battle with breast cancer in 1992.  She had a mastectomy and after her cancer treatment, her kidneys began to shut down because of a disorder known as poly cystic kidney disease.  In 1996, she received a kidney transplant at the San Francisco Medical Center.  Erma Bombeck died from medical complications related to her transplant on April 22, 1996. 

If you want an excuse to laugh at real life - these books can provide a great excuse!  Erma could take a normal day and see the humor in it - then write about it!  I hope you will take some time to lighten up about the heaviness of life.

Here she is... !!!  Laugh liberally!!!  Laughter is the best medicine!!!


Today is TV TALK SHOW HOST DAY!!!!!!!!!!  Everyone has their favorite.  This is going to tell my age, but my all-time favorite talk show host is Phil Donahue.  I honestly don't watch a lot of talk shows these days.  


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