When my husband told me about LOLcats, I smiled and nodded and pretended I’d read them. I didn’t at first, because it didn’t sound like anything I’d enjoy. I mean…it’s photos of cats (and other animals) that have funny (and misspelled) captions on them.
Since I sight edit everything I read everywhere I go, I thought these things would just make me insane.
Then one day, I happened upon icanhascheezburger.com when it happened to be left open in my browser. (Hubby was showing it to one of the kids.)
I couldn’t stop looking at them. While some of them weren’t so funny, others made me LOL, literally.
The spelling errors were in fact “LOLspeak” which actually makes them funnier once you understand it. (To avoid a long dissertation on LOLspeak, I will give you this tip: Read them out loud if they don’t immediately make sense–then you’ll “get” it.)
And, for the record, they’re safe to read with kids in the room (even those who DO read.)
That said, I’m certain you’re all wondering what this LOLCats experiment could possibly have to do with pursuing one’s own fulfillment. For that matter, you’re probably wondering WHAT this experiment actually involves.
I will tell you.
Just remember this: laughter heals many ills.
Tomorrow, we’ll talk experiments and results and what it’s all about. I leave you with this LOL cat for inspiration (and a giggle.)
(Yes, I realize it’s bathroom humor. But admit it, you’re laughing too.)
Come on, crack a smile.
Now, doesn’t that feel great?
Angela Atkinson is a Certified Life Coach and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic relationships since 2006, Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own.
Atkinson offers trauma-informed coaching and has certifications in life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves.
Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded QueenBeeing.com Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. In her life coaching practice, Atkinson’s clients enjoy her personalized approach that allows and encourages them to become the best possible versions of themselves and to succeed in doing what they love most. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online and NarcissismSupportCoach.com.