Laughter is the key to a healthy life in my opinion. Unfortunately there are days that it comes rarely.. even a smile can be hard to come by. And I know for some people days like that are frequent.
For me they are rare because if nothing else my puppies make me smile throughout the day.
When someone make me laugh it's a joyous thing.. when I allow myself to be goofy it's awesome... when I cry from joy or happiness it's a release of emotion that I just can't contain in this shell of a body I've been blessed with.
Finding joy in little things, allowing yourself to feel good and proud of accomplishments even if it's small is something I feel we should do daily. I forget this throughout the day.. when you work for yourself you just chug along.. but there are times when you are less than motivated for whatever reason and it's a struggle to even get up.. that's the way it's been the last week. It's been hard to work or want to work. I have things to get done.. but I don't feel like it.. so I have to give myself a pep talk. I decided to mess around until about 11 this morning but got started on my day.. got things completed and have worked about 7 hours straight. Yay me!!
I also make sure to say gratitudes before I got to sleep every night. At least 5.. but honestly a this point I don't count.. I just say as many as I can before I fall asleep. I'm even grateful for the shitty moments because I'll learn something from it at some point.
I listen to comedy stations on the radio when I drive longer distances. I want to laugh.. I want to roll my eyes at crazy absurdities, I want to chuckle, I want to belly laugh, I want to share it with others, I love telling stories of things I've experienced that are crazy and funny in order to make others think they were there too.. and hopefully laugh at it all.
I want to say thank you to those in my life (and those I have yet to meet) that make me smile and laugh as well as people who happen to capture those moments like the one below. You all are a treasures to me.
Last weekend I was in Salt Lake City for FanX which is a comic/fan con. I love doing events like this because I love seeing people dress up in not only tshirts that are from show and movies they enjoy but also people going all out and making cosplay outfits that either have a homemade look or ones that you would think they bought (which some do of course). There were two that were my favorites from the weekend. The first I saw Saturday while attending my booth and I had to run over and get a pic with them because it was from one of my most favorite game series BioShock. I mean look at that detail!! how amazing is that?
The second I saw when I was in a panel with Andy and Hammer from Game of Thrones. This girl was the spitting image of Sansa Stark! When I went to her Instagram here (follow her!!) I saw that not only did she make her outfit she also made her wig!!! I was speechless. I then scrolled down and saw that she does amazing makeup as well, she's truly an amazing artist and I look forward to following her and seeing what all she does.
Then we come to the best part of the weekend (besides making money LOL!) and that was the guys from Game of Thrones that were there to talk about behind the scenes. Since I had some friends helping me at this event I was actually able to be away from my booth for a wee bit and got to enjoy going to the two panels that these fantastic guys had.
We asked them questions and Andy who was one of the contributors who took us behind the scenes for The Last Watch a documentary on how things worked on set and who has a YouTube Chanel The Wolf and the Crows with Hammer and Bobby.
Andy and Hammer were both at FanX and those of us who got to see them in the panels and then talk with them at their booth tend to agree they were the highlight for many of us. Andy does amazing impressions of various actors and staff and his stories really made me think about the GoT story lines differently than I had before. Their love and passion for the show and the crew is evident in every response and interaction they have. If you are at a con they are at I HIGHLY recommend you go to their panels and support them any way you can. If you run a con I can tell you you will not regret having them there.
I gifted them some mugs I made with one of the most common sayings from the show and they loved them :D which made me super happy. And who knows maybe I'll go on the tour that Andy works with in Ireland sometime soon!
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