There is a PSA running on ESPN for the Jimmy V. Foundation in which many athletes quote from a speech the late basketball coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano gave at the ESPY Awards in 1993, shortly before he lost his battle with cancer.
Jimmy V. said:
“To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special.”
This first one will make you think and will move you to tears. The link is listed below in case you need to cut-and-paste it into your browser.
Be prepared to have a tissue or 12 handy:
Then, to lighten the mood and make you laugh, here is a link that I think most people who have a mixed household of dogs and cats can understand.
This is a daily occurrence at our house:
Laugh. Think. Cry.
And love your pets, since they will almost always help you accomplish all three.
Pet lovers will always have something special.