Didn’t we already answer this one?
Oh well.. something I couldn’t live without…
Last night, during a fit of incredibly painful pregnancy induced leg cramps, I got through one bout by making myself laugh.
The story is that my dad had arthritis in his feet. This in itself is not funny. It also isn’t funny that when he would first stand up after sitting or sleeping, his feet would hurt. What IS funny is that he wouldn’t say “Damn my feet hurt” or “OW OW OW OW!” – instead, he would say “Feet! Feet! FEET!”
First million and a half times this happened, my mother or I would express concern, he’d work through the pain and go on about his day.
Somewhere in there, we decided to turn it into a joke. Not at his expense. We weren’t laughing at him. We were actually trying to distract him.
So he’d start with his “Feet! Feet! FEET!” chant and I or mom would say “Elbow! Elbow! ELBOW!” or “Belly button! Belly button! BELLY BUTTON!” or something similarly silly and we’d all start laughing.
So last night, I stood up during one particularly bad cramp and said “FEET!” and then started laughing cuz I remembered.
If you want to play along with this list, here’s the list of topics:
Day 1: Something you hate about yourself
Day 2: Something you love about yourself
Day 3:Something you have to forgive yourself for
Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone else for
Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life
Day 6: Something you hope you never have to do
Day 7: Someone who has made your life worth living
Day 8: Someone who has made your life hell or treated you badly
Day 9: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but who drifted
Day 10: Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know
Day 11: Something people seem to compliment you the most on
Day 12: Something you never get compliments on
Day 13: A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough times
Day 14: A hero that has let you down
Day 15: Something or someone you couldn’t live without
Day 16: Something or someone you could definitely live without
Day 17: A book you’ve read that changed your view on something
Day 18: Your views on gay marriage
Day 19: What is your opinion of religion?
Day 20: Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21: (Scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you got into a fight a couple of hours before. What do you do?
Day 22: Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life
Day 23: Something you wish you had done in your life
Day 24: Make a playlist to someone and explain why you chose those songs
Day 25: The reason you believe you’re still alive today
Day 26: Have you ever thought about giving up on life?
Day 27: What’s the best thing you’ve got going for you right now?
Day 28: What would you do if you got pregnant (or got someone pregnant) right now?
Day 29: Something you hope to change about yourself
Day 30: A letter to yourself