Carol Burnett Once Said…

Carol Creighton Burnett was born on April 26, 1933. Carol is an American actress, comedian, singer, and writer. I do remember watching the Carol Burnett show growing up and always enjoying the characters and skits.

Before you go to bed, write down three ‘gratefuls’ for the day and three ‘did wells’ (they can even include something as simple as doing the laundry). The results can be amazing. – Carol Burnett

This is something that is a good practice and part of the reason I started writing this blog. I wanted to be able to talk about the things that I value and open ones perception to things in life that many don’t think about. When you turn your mind to open possibilities for the positive things in life it’s easier to recognize them and make it part of your day.

You have to go through falling down in order to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. – Carol Burnett

That’s a tough lesson when you think about that in a different light… not so much learning how to walk but dealing with difficulties, loss of job, loved ones, trauma. When one falls with those things that stop us in our tracks and feels like it derails you it is what you do in order to pull yourself back up and learn your survival will show you just how strong you are.

Comedy is tragedy – plus time. – Carol Burnett

I think that a good deal of comedy has it’s roots in tragedy and often writers either balance the story to include both. The comedian will twist the tragedy in order to see it in a comical way. Sometimes that works and sometimes it does not. There has to be good timing and the right amount of time between the tragedy and ones healing and still one may find that their comedy falls on deaf or offended ears. At the same time I think that the comedy that we relate to and find funny depends on what we have gone through in life and if a person cannot relate to it than sometimes it’s harder to find that bit funny.