Time to Cry Tuesday – Laughing Baby or Tragic Toddler

Not a tough choice, right?

This morning I logged onto facebook and found this link to the most adorable baby laughing.

How can you not smile when you see something like this? I shared it with Gary. And then I shared another one I had seen last week that was similarly charming. We smiled, laughed a little and said, hey this is not a bad way to start a rainy monday.

And then the damn morning news spewed its usual horror stories, one in which a toddler was left in the hospital in critical condition. Sandwiched in between tsunami/earthquake/irradiated spinach/air strikes… yadayad-bad news-yada.

Talk about a buzz kill.

That is when I turned to Gary and said, “We can choose to start our day with the laughing baby or the tragic toddler.” These 2 videos currently have over 7 million and 12 million hits. I am thinking perhaps if more of us started our day with the laughing babies we would probably be a lot healthier.

I am not saying that we should not empathize or be outraged by the tragic toddlers… but maybe if more people unwrapped their day with a little more joy and a lot less tragedy we would be a hell of a lot better off.

Just saying.


Filed under Time to Cry Tuesdays

3 responses to “Time to Cry Tuesday – Laughing Baby or Tragic Toddler

  1. Paper-ripping Laughing baby is a Saint Louisian. I work with someone who was in the delivery room.

  2. They look like one fun family!

  3. margi

    Ah, love this cutie patootie…:))) In information overload world, I had seen this laughing baby but watched it again. Thanks again for offering what I see as a little more balance in the world of chaos….

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