To control the severe hot flashes that I’ve been experiencing, my doctor put me on an anti-depressant. It worked wonderfully, and as a bonus it has also helped with my anxiety and depression.
I read the pamphlet the pharmacist included with the medicine yesterday and it said to call your doctor or 911 in the event you experience…
Of course it listed many other things, some clearly dangerous, like seizures or problems breathing etc..
But, excessive happiness?
What does that even look like?
Does the person smile too much, or go around doing nice things for everyone around them?
Maybe you catch them stopping to smell too many flowers, or taking too many pictures of sunsets or puppies… Oh God forbid!
Better call 911!
“This is 911, what is your emergency?”
“Um, my wife won’t stop smiling and humming…She’s going around the house cheerfully vacuuming the carpets and playing fetch with the dog…and worst of all…She keeps hugging and kissing me, telling me how much she missed me everyday when I come home from work!”
I know that an excess of many things can be very bad…An excess of bees, spiders, and dog hair to vacuum every day… I’ve watched that show on TV where people hoard an excess of things in their homes resulting in an infestation of rodents and other very unpleasant consequences.
Of course eating an excess of sugary treats can result in rotten teeth or bad health.
Maybe if more people suffered from happiness, they would not feel the need to accumulate so much stuff, and they would be able to live in an uncluttered environment, and have less debt as a result too! Or maybe they would not feel the need to eat too much, or gamble, or….(fill in the blank)
I think excessive happiness might help to eradicate (or cure) the problem of truly dangerous or unhealthy excessive behavior in this world…Or is too much happiness something we should beware of?
Maybe I need to watch more sad movies, or CNN more often.
Wait a minute, what medication is it again? Oh yeah, an ANTI-depressant… I nearly forgot.
Well, I had better end here…I need to go call my doctor because writing this post made me a little too happy today!
Your comments make me VERY happy…but don’t worry, I have ‘Old Yeller’ loaded into the DVD player…and if I get too many comments I have ‘The Yearling’ on standby….I’ll watch them both if necessary.
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness... Ecclesiastes 2:26