How to be Happy

80% of gratitude is attitude.

Mitch Teemley


thanksgiving-fairy_340_340.jpgMy holiday comedy sketch The Thanksgiving Fairy features Rick and Toodie, a married couple who are having one of those “nothing-to-be-thankful-for” days. Ever had one of those?  (OK, I might as well admit up front that this is a thinly veiled true story.)

The setting is a laundromat:

Being a glass-is-half-full kinda guy, Rick observes, “Hey, our marriage outlasted our washer and dryer!”

“What are the odds?” Toodie snarks.

“Of our marriage lasting?”

“No! Of our washer and dryer dying within two days of each other!”

“Actually, I think it’s kind of touching, like when old couples die so close together because they can’t bear to live without each other.”

Like Rick and Trudy, my wife and I drove to the laundromat every week when we were first married. Back then we read, talked, and thought it was pretty great just having a partner to–literally–share the load with.

But that…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to How to be Happy

  1. Ahh, what a sweet story.

    I admit, the laundry mat was fun once, but over the years it’s been, the wife goes with the washing machine. No washing machine, no wife. So far hubby has always been able to understand this and respond promptly. We can either wash clothes in the comfort of our own home or we can throw the clothes out when they get dirty. Tough measures, harsh,uncharitable,yes,yes guilty as charged. 🙂

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  2. Ali Wilford says:

    It does take practice. And awareness. Great post thanks !

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving Mitch! 🙂


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