What’s with the water works?


“These Olympics are a disaster; I burst into tears every time someone wins a gold. It doesn’t matter what country they’re from. I’m completely unstable.” Chelsea Handler

First, let me say that I am not normally a cryer. I’m sort of that NY tough on the outside, or so people say. On the inside I’m mush, but I try not to let many people know that. Some of you have already firgured it out.  A kind word or someone else crying will have me quietly excuse myself or make a joke to change the subject, but most things I take in stride.

So you’ll understand why I was so happy to read comedian Chelsea Handler’s comment on the Olympics. Now she is one tough broad and if she is crying every time someone does well, I don’t feel so badly. Is it just me and Chelsea or are we all choked up all over the world? I don’t think I can take much more but if I shed a tear over fencing I’m checking myself in somewhere. Okay enough about crying, here comes the joke:

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is “God is crying.” And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is “Probably because of something you did.”

        – Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

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This is the story of a new business, a new nonprofit, and a new "me". I'm not new to the whole reinvention process. I've done this a couple of times. But, this time, I feel like all of the past versions of "me" are coming together to create something really exciting. That doesn't mean I still don't have moments of doubt and out right fear! I am going forward and taking a chance and I'm excited about it, well, mostly. I have started a business and I've structured the business so that there is a donation to a charity, that I've created, built in to every transaction. The charity will raise funds to help single mothers and other women living below the poverty line start their own businesses by providing grants and micro-lending opportunities. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and I would really enjoy being able to give or receive some words of encouragement or share with others trying to make changes in their own lives. All the best to you!

16 responses »

  1. Ya know, it’s the damnedest thing. I’m anything BUT a sports fan, but I was watching the US women take the gold in gymnastics the other day and blubbering like a baby–astonished myself. Glad to hear that I’m not the only one who’s fallen prey to this maudlin malady! ;-)

  2. Then there are the tears when people miss the gold, or miss a medal altogether, or missing the final. Seeing the heartbreak in their faces – four years of heroic effort dissolved in an instant – brings me to tears for their unrecognised achievement in being 2nd or 4th or 10th best in the world.

  3. OMG LADIES…are we ALL going through men-o-please or what? Forget the dang Kleenex…we need something with drying power. Good grief. Oh crap…there it goes again…if we are made up of so much water…why aren’t I loosing weight???

  4. It’s great to see someone succeed at something, especially when they’ve worked so hard at it. I put myself in their shoes and usually that’s when the water works begin to happen for me. I can imagine it’s a freaking awesome feeling to challenge yourself and be recognized for it.

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