To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone. ~ Reba McEntire
This makes such sense to me!
I mean really. So. Much. Sense.
A “wishbone” is your imagination. Your hopes and dreams and desires. Can’t go anywhere in life without these. Well I guess you can, but you’ll be wandering…faithless and directionless like the Israelites . And nobody wants that. Dreams are what makes your life worth the Journey.
A “backbone” is your gumption. Your stubbornness that fuels you for the Journey of your life. Your ability to stand up for what’s right. Your strength to carry on when you want to lay down the mantle and rest.
A “funny bone” isn’t really a bone at all, but you ulnar nerve. We all know it’s not funny when you whack it. In this case, your funny bone is your sense of humor. Your ability to laugh your way through the Journey of your life.
A part of me feels as though a funny bone is the most important of the three. Though I suspect that argument could be made for each of these bones. Actually, the more I think about it…each one of these bones is the most important.
Without your wishbone, you’d never desire more. You’d never want to learn or do or become anything at all. A wishbone is invaluable when it comes to imagining…well, anything really. Without imagination, the Journey of life would be lacking.
Without your backbone, you’d not have the will to make the Journey of life. A backbone helps you be resourceful. It gives you the strength you need to help yourself, and those you love.
Without a funny bone, you couldn’t find the humor in the Journey of life. And we all know life is at the very least amusing. I firmly believe you’ve got to be able to laugh at the bad things as well as the good.
The Journey of life is tricky. It can be good. It can be bad. It can be indifferent. But with the right tools, you can thrive. Just remember these three things:
You gotta dream.
You gotta be capable.
You gotta laugh.