More what? Health, prosperity and happiness.
March is National Optimism Month and International Mirth Month.
Optimism: Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something; a tendency to take a favorable or hopeful view.
Mirth: Pleasurable feeling; enjoyment, gratification; joy, happiness.
*Definitions courtesy of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Learning the law is serious business but optimism and humor can help take the edge off on tough days. Tired? Lack focus? Invite optimism and mirth into your life.
Come to the Charlotte Law Library and check out the comedy classics in the DVD collection. Need to turn your volume switch to 11? If you don’t get that one, then it’s time to check out This is Spinal Tap. Browse the library catalog to see more available titles. (Advanced search: keyword=films and material). Maybe Elle Woods in Legally Blonde is the one who can make you laugh and optimistic again:
Elle’s Mother: Honey, you were First Runner-Up at the “Miss Hawaiian Tropics” contest. Why are you going to throw that all away?
Elle: Going to Harvard is the only way I’m going to get the love of my life back.
Elle‘s Father: Oh, sweetheart, you don’t need law school. Law school is for people who are boring and ugly and serious. And you, button, are none of those things.
This month, the library display near the elevators features optimistic and humorous resources in our collection. Stop by for ideas or one day you may need The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law by Mark Herrmann. [Located in Treatises at KF300 .H47 2006]
“Research proves optimists achieve more health, prosperity and happiness than pessimists. Use this month long celebration to practice optimism and turn optimism into a delightful, permanent habit.” -Chases’s Calendar of Events Ask our Technical Services Team to check this book out. [Located in Tech. Services at GT4803 .C48]
- Mary Susan Lucas -