At the Humor Conference I attended last June, I was listening to Sister Anne Somllin speak about finding more joy in life and dealing with people that carry toxic attitudes.
At one point, she was talking about neighbors who whine and complain about their troubles and woes and harbor a heavy attitude that makes life unpleasant for others. These are typically individuals who feel sorry for themselves, believe they have more than their share of burden, figure everyone else is better off than them, and on and on…
Without missing a beat, Smollin quipped, “Sometimes you just want to say to these people, ‘Get off the cross, we need the wood.’”
We laughed and laughed…all able to relate.