Have you ever tried to retell a funny story or joke that split your sides only to see it fall flat as a pancake the second time around? The same setup, the same characters, the same punch line that left yesterday’s breakfast crowd holding their sides and wiping their eyes, leave today’s lunch crowd yawning in their dessert.

 

Evidently this happens to all of us, because we’ve come up with some standard comebacks to cover ourselves, comebacks like:

 

“I guess you just had to be there.”

 

“It loses something in translation.”

 

“You just don’t get it, do you?”

 

But the fact is the variety of people listening, the inflections in your voice, the mood of the day, the color of the sky all combine to create a one-time-only atmosphere for the words you speak. Sometimes you get it. Other times you don’t.

 

And that makes it vitally important that you Live Positive and make a life worth living today.

 

Today is all you have.