Friday Fun: Perspective is ALL

You say Po-TAY-to
and I say Po-TAH-to
Let’s laugh the whole thing off

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series

Quick Intro before we get to the Funnies

How things look depends on your point of view: where you are standing when you look at them — physically and perceptually.

Point of view depends on a lot of factors: how old you are, where you’re from, what’s familiar, your ethnicity, whether you are a male or a female, even what you’re looking FOR when you look.

To help clients get unstuck, coaches use a technique called reframing to help them change context — to stand somewhere else to look at a challenge or a situation with a fresh perspective.

Marriage counselors work with the problem of perspective all the time.  Things look one way to him and another to her, and off to the divorce attorney we go.

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And then there are the Funnies

Comics and comedians use reframing too, a sudden or quirky shift in perspective to make us laugh.  And that’s what the Fridays Funnies Series is going to play with.

Unlike the ongoing Sunday Smiles and Monday Funnies you’ll find on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog,  these Friday Funnies will show up only occasionally, usually clustered around a theme.

If I get the feeling that things have gotten a tad serious here on – or in the world – get ready for another hit of humor, most likely another Friday Funny.


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AND NOW for some more humor . . .

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This Friday’s theme: Perspective

For those “Why me, Lord?” days

this & all below from Pinterest

Make it a Good Day

I Love You Just the Way you Are

Out of the box thinking

Speaking of food . . .

From a dog’s POV

Calling all idiots

We need each other


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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

128 Responses to Friday Fun: Perspective is ALL

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  4. lwbut says:

    Regarding #2… i just realised i’ve had 13,365 consecutive good days!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 …

    ..if you don’t count yesterday! :-)… and last Friday… Monday, three days the week before and all of February! 😉


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  7. reocochran says:

    Humor really helps us in so many ways, as you explained and really know from your counseling experiences. 😀


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  12. Thank you sooooo much for this…having just finished my latest post, my brain needed the chance to unwind and bask in other people’s humour…being clever and amusing can be really hard work sometimes 🙂 I just love your blog….I meant to get here much sooner, but the weekdays have been really intense/busy this time of year….and, by the time time I get home, I just have the energy for Netflix and an early night. I’m working on changing that, and then I will “see you” more often….also, thanks for the “like” 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  14. Lady G says:

    These were hilarious! I really liked the one about the inner child playing with matches 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Zainab Zahid says:

    Love your posts so much. Have nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award. Check out my post for more.

    Liked by 1 person

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    • Tink’s party has kept me busy over there, so I missed this reblog. Thank you SO much – and so sorry that the notification has been languishing unappreciated. I wish reblog notifications could somehow be separated from comments notifications – it would make it so much easier to quickly approve.

      What I really wish is that all the link-spammers would find something else to do in their attempts to line their pockets, so I wouldn’t feel like I *had* to approve before things could post – but then I’m still wishing for World Peace too.


  17. prior.. says:

    thanks for the many smiles today – omg – so good….

    Liked by 1 person

  18. dgkaye says:

    Lol, a fun post Madelyn. Loved all the memes – LOL bear tacos! 🙂 xo

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Tina Frisco says:

    Thanks for the laughs, Madelyn! A perfect way to end a crappy day 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Wendy says:

    Love your perspective on a few things. Like Dr. Who! But he doesn’t wear a bow tie any more. Ha.
    You succeeded in bringing the levity.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I didn’t know how many Dr. Who fans there were in America — if you’ve never watched, you’ll be scratching your head. I’m not up to date on the latest doctor, but I’ve seen all the others. You?

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      • Wendy says:

        I’ve only seen a few of the newest doctor. I didn’t have the means to see them the last couple of years, now I’m streaming BBC America, so I can catch up, at some point. I want to watch some of the really old ones again, but it’s hard to find them captioned.
        The world should be captioned!!
        Running captions on people’s foreheads. Special glasses I could wear that would translate.
        Talk about different perspective.
        Me mishearing something, or the captions being off, that can really change the perspective. xo – w

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  21. Doug puryear says:

    These are great. I will probably be tempted to poach some of them. Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Reblogged this on Kate McClelland and commented:
    Hahahaha loved the Dr Who ones :0)

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Bernadette says:

    The one about paying bills is so familiar. I also wish someone would miracously pay my bills.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Eugenia says:

    Great post. I’m still laughing.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Priceless! Perfect end to the week for me and a great start to my weekend. Cheers,H

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  26. robjodiefilogomo says:

    My husband and I laugh about perspective ever since we started dating. Because I asked him which side of the bed he sleeps on—and that’s the kicker. The side depends on your perspective—are you in bed, or facing the bed?
    Have a great weekend, Madelyn!

    Liked by 2 people

    • lol! I guess you can BOTH get the “same” side if you sleep head to toe.

      btw: since your name always links to your blog, why not leave a link to a particular post you’d like to share instead?

      OOPS! I just checked and I guess that autolinkage is only for wordpress dot com blogs. ::sigh::


  27. Zainab Zahid says:

    Lolx. This made me laugh so hard! Thanks Madelyn. I was going through some hard time these days. This made my day!

    Liked by 1 person

  28. GP Cox says:

    Smiles and chuckle – what a great way to start the day!!

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    It’s time to put your “IT’S FRIDAY” mood on Folks – Here’s Madelyn’s contribution to start the ball rolling 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Zara says:

    Hahaha great post! The Jackie Chan image made me laugh out loud.
    We should get a little perspective! x

    Liked by 1 person

  31. The Soumyadeep says:

    Playing together with the T-rex.. Can’t stop the laugh over it 😄😄

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Very cute! And very good, too.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. tmezpoetry says:

    hahaha I love comics and humor…I LOVE it!!!! Thank you Madelyn

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