'I can't believe that!' said Alice.
'Can't you?' the Queen said in a pitying tone. 'Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.'
Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said: 'one can't believe impossible things.'
'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'
It was the White Queen, from Through the Looking Glass, who said this. Wise words from an old crone.
When life gets you down, think of or believe in, six impossible things before breakfast. Just take a deep breath and close your eyes.
If you are aren't smiling by the sixth thing, think of six more. Keep thinking of impossible things until you do, or until you understand that life itself is impossible.
Yet here we are.
My six impossible things for today are:
Living with fairies.
Being able to levitate.
Coconuts with soft shells.
Having tea with St. Francis of Assisi.
Discovering an easy cure for all cancers.
Lounging on a cloud.
How about sharing at least one impossible thing with me? It'll make us both smile.