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How to write something really funny on a day when you’re really sad.

You don’t.
I’ll see you tomorrow for beautiful you.
Single Dad Laughing Can’t do it Today.
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70 comments
ellibb
ellibb

Aw, this was on my birthday. I know it wasa long time ago, but I hope you're having better days now. Hope moving goes smoothly!

Josie Mae
Josie Mae

This post made me worry about you. Maybe a little vent or sharing would have gotten it off your chest, eased your pain?

Amy
Amy

I hope you feel better. Saturday was a sad day for me, too. Had no good reason, but just was. Just always remember, tomorrow is another day, and things will usually move upwards. I care that you were sad and I hope you're not anymore. ((( hug )))

Rebecca E
Rebecca E

This post made me sad. I hate hearing when people have bad days. I hope today's better. Keep laughing! :)
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Diana
Diana

The best way (for me at least) to get over sadness is to grab your little one and tickle the heck out of him until you both end up laughing your heads off. Then go outside and swing or play to keep the spirits up. Not only does it make you feel better but it gives him extra quality time. Hope you get your smile back really soon!

Jenn
Jenn

Hey mister. Hope things are looking up for you today ... Keep smiling.

Annabelle
Annabelle

Hi. I am so glad you posted this. Why can't sadness get "equal opportunity"? Sadness is not bad, its just sadness. I am glad you are not attacking your sadness with fake optimism. I feel it's more loving this way -more respectful & real. I am confident your laugh will return. Mine will too, it's just on break right now. To link back to an old post of yours, I miss the guy I married. Soon I will be divorced but I feel more like a widow, because the guy I married is dead. I am sad I didn't get to say goodbye or hold a funeral for him. I am tired of pretending I am further along the grieving process than I am. Am I moving on? Yes. Do I miss him less often? Yes. Do I still cry from time to time, when least expected? Apparently. So be it. It's not the end of the world. I am so grateful to be able to feel my feelings; they may hurt, but only when I suppress them can they harm me.
Wishing you exactly what you need at this moment of your healing journey. In Spirit, Annabelle

AnotherGoalSetter
AnotherGoalSetter

This is a great post and thanks for the honesty! It's great to remember that you are still human - no matter how big your blog is getting. Good job giving yourself a break. Hang in there because even things you wrote years ago are still resonating - no need to push harder than necessary.
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EmmaJewel
EmmaJewel

Dan, I hope things look up.
We'll be here for you.
--
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Delia Morales
Delia Morales

Hi, Dan! Hope that remember this can give you some comfort like me when I'm sad or going through difficult times. A quote from The Shack by WM. Paul Young, page 230: "Oh , child", spoke Papa (God) tenderly, "Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak". You're God precious and Loved Child and His love for you (and all of us) is unconditionally. My prayer that you get well soon.

Laney
Laney

I'm sorry the world has got you down. I know all too well those days where no words can come out! I hope the cloud is lifting. :)

Alex
Alex

I know there is only so much internet comments can help, but I want you to know that people truly care about you.
*hugs*

Faith McCausland
Faith McCausland

I love this because it's so honest. I hope you're feeling better today. If not.. email me and I'll cheer you up? I just did some awesome stuff on your page for awesome people.
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Kim Skeens
Kim Skeens

(((((HUGS))))

I'm having a day like that, too. Thanks for hugging back =)

Tomorrow will be better.

Jenny Ness
Jenny Ness

I am sorry...Hang in there. Life can really suck sometimes, I hear you.

Cicada
Cicada

I'm sorry for whatever it is that made you so sad, we all hope hear that you'll overcome it, will the help of all who love you, and there are many of them. Take care.

Evonne
Evonne

I have had the same kind of day! You know what really stinks? When you wear contact lenses and really let loose with a good, hard cry... because you know for the rest of the day you will be even more visually impaired due to constantly clouding lenses! I have taken them out a few times to clean them, but they cloud right up again! Seriously. I look like a freakin' pirate reading this; one eye closed cause it's way too cloudy to even try to see out of . My other eye is all squinty because I can only see out of part of it. Guess it's time to finally cave and dig out my glasses, huh? I hope that your day got better. Mine eventually did. Sending squinty, pirate-like cyber hugs your way. Sure hope it helps.... ;0)

Desiree
Desiree

*hug*

Hey.. hey you... Thanks for being here. Thanks for being awesome. =) And thanks for caring enough to let us know what's up instead of just not showing up.

P.S. Sorry, I couldn't resist. That little phrase always makes me smile in my heart a little.

Buttahfly
Buttahfly

I know the feeling ... sorry to see you sad ... hope the pages and pages of love (comments) help comfort you during this time ...
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Niki
Niki

Dan-
Sorry to hear you're feeling down. If there was something I could do for you, I would (I baked some cookies today, but I'm not a stalker and don't know where you live, so therefore I can't drop them off). Hope you get feeling better soon!

katdodge
katdodge

thanks for being honest and not writing a half assed something or other.. (not that you ever have.. just saying..).. i feel like that sometimes too.. go with it and it will pass..

Michelle
Michelle like.author.displayName 1 Like

This is a true testament to you and to your fans! Your ability to be real is what keeps us all coming back to read your blog and your fans are amazingly supportive individuals that remind us that people are fundamentally good and caring!! Hope your sadness is turned into clarity!....

Jenn
Jenn

Oh, Dan, you must really be hurting. Please accept my sincerest sympathy and my honest prayers for your sadness to resolve. You are one awesome human being, and I and 50,000+ others are in your corner. You're not alone. Take courage in knowing that this too will pass. Take whatever time you need--we'll all be waiting and ready for when you're ready to write again. Thanks for being REAL.
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Christine
Christine

:( Sorry you're having a sad day...Hugs and prayers! :)

Serena
Serena

:( Here's to a better tomorrow

The Snarky Princess
The Snarky Princess

AAAAHHHHHH DAN I beg of you PLEASE don't ever post pictures of clowns... They TERRIFY me!

I'll make a funny face and send it to you, but please no torture with those evil painted face weirdos :|

On a side note... I hope whatever it is that happened is lessened, and you can find at least one thing to smile about today. I think like Peter Pan... Think a happy thought, and you can fly!

Cicada
Cicada

Hey, let Dan post what he wants, and if you don't like it you can look,elsewhere!

The Snarky Princess
The Snarky Princess

Cicada, do me a favor and go chirp elsewhere.

I saw the clown, I froze, panicked, got over my fear long enough to leave a post- which is a miracle in and of itself... Then left a nice comment for Dan. Whatever has gone wrong today, I hope he finds at least one thing to smile about. I know what it's like being sad each and every day- and that's WHY I commented here.

If you don't like what I write, don't read it! There's no need to bring me down for making my fear of clowns comically apparent and transferring it into an attempt at making the author of this post give a little laugh, and if at best hopefully smile.
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Cicada
Cicada

Yeah if I don't like what you write I can read something else, juste like if you don't like clowns you can look somewhere else.
Take it easy!

Erica L
Erica L

I'm sorry you're sad today, Dan. Heaven knows we all have days like that for various reasons. I hope the reason(s) for yours isn't long-term. I wish I could think of something profound or comforting or even funny to try to make your day better but I seem to be having a no-thought day! Take care.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Whatever's going on, you're in my thoughts.
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limitlessliving
limitlessliving

I hope you can feel all the love that is pouring out to you for all your loyal followers. we think you are awesome. feel better soonxx

Kathryn Stacy
Kathryn Stacy

Cheer up buttercup! ((hugs))
We'll see you tomorrow, Dan. :)

Warrals
Warrals

So sorry Dan. Sending you best wishes.

Gennie
Gennie

Nothing wrong with being sad sometimes, best part is you didnt try to hide or ignore it. Tomorrow is another day!

Sammi
Sammi

Hi Dan, I really want to write something to brighten your day and take some of the sad away. Please remember how special you are and how much your words have touched the lives of your readers. You have a lot of people who care about you! I really hope that everything works out for you, you deserve the very best life has to offer my friend!!

Your Awesome!!

Ann
Ann

That makes me sad to hear you are so sad you can't write! I hope your sadness clears up & is replaced by pure

Amy Veliquette
Amy Veliquette

Sorry you are having a sad day! :( We all need to have days that we don't have to be happy... hope your happy comes back sooner rather than later!

Dannie
Dannie

so sorry to hear you are sad. There are days like these in life....it's ok to take a break. Know that your readers will be here when you come back!
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Dawn
Dawn

So sorry, Dan.
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Rissa
Rissa

*hug*

Go read givesmehope.com
It always helps cheer me up.

Also, you don't always have to write something funny on here each day. I enjoy you're serious stuff just as much, as the non serious. But you take as much time to yourself as you need. We'll be here when you're feeling better

Megan
Megan

you should probably go to the Cocoa Bean Cupdake Cafe on University Pkwy in Provo, pick one of every flavor and eat them. They are heavenly, and cheer me up in one bite!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. They're totally worth the calories.

Heather
Heather

I have a plaque in my house for moments just like these:
"God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Denise
Denise

Oh, no!!! Feel better son, Dan. You have more people that are lovin' on you than you know.
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Sprinkle
Sprinkle

Sorry to hear that Dan, hope tomorrow is a better day.
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emmy
emmy

I hope that whatever is causing your sadness resolves soon, and you can get back to laughing again. Today is a day that is giving me hope. I was given a writing assignment to write about a fictional cure for breast cancer, and in researching it I found out that it isn't fictional. The vaccine for breast cancer has already been developed and is in trials. For the first time in seven years I am feeling hopeful that I won't have to fight that battle again. If I had some way of sharing this hope with you I would. It is a great feeling.
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