My best defense against anxiety, fear and general down-in-the-dumpness? Joking. It's what got me through medical and dental procedures and many a loooong business meeting. Every once in a while, I lose my sense of humor and this year has shown me how much better off I am when I find it.
So, here's a cute one:
"Did you hear about the person who got the whole left of his body cut off?"
"Yeah, but he's all right now."