Tuesday, November 3, 2015

#Write30 Challenge (Day Twelve): Two words/phrases that make me laugh

Many of you have figured this out already, but in case you haven't, I like to make people laugh.

I had the sweetest post on my Facebook Sunday. A woman posted a picture where I'm in a group of people, and everyone in the group was laughing. It never really occurred to me how much I enjoyed making people laugh until I saw that picture. Maybe it's a ministry. Maybe Tim Hawkins should snatch me up on his next tour.

Naturally, if I like to make people laugh, then I love to laugh myself. I love listening to stand-up comedy, funny podcasts, and watching comedians on Netflix. I prefer sit-coms over dramas, and I like being around funny people.

That said, half of today's prompt is difficult for me.

You see, I have a favorite phrase that makes me laugh all the time. That phrase is:


"Pump the brakes" will make me laugh about 99 times out of 100. 

But the second phrase that makes me laugh, that's a thinker. So that's what I did. I thought about it. 

And after thinking about it for nigh an hour, I've come to the conclusion that I don't have a second phrase that makes me laugh every time I hear it. What I do have though, is a thinker. 

The following is a quote from Philip K. Dick, and it's from his book, VALIS. This quote is one of my favorites, and in fact, I rocked it as my desktop background on my computer for a while. 

“There exists, for everyone, a sentence - a series of words - that has the power to destroy you. Another sentence exists, another series of words, that could heal you. If you're lucky you will get the second, but you can be certain of getting the first.”

That quote rocks my world. Every single time I read it, I'm stuck wondering what my sentences are.  They have to exist, so what are they? I don't think I've been destroyed by a sentence, but hearing, "Your dad has died," was pretty rough.

What are your sentences? Have you gotten them yet?

Love you guys.