A Random Too Darn Happy Moment on Rejection


Welcome, welcome to my random “Too Darn Happy moments” — posts that exist solely for the joy and entertainment they provide.

Come on in for just a few minutes, immerse yourself in the happiness, and then return to your day refreshed.


Today’s moment is one you have very possibly seen on YouTube, but it just bears repeating.

It is the Laughing Baby, who is having a field day watching daddy rip up paper.

Did you know, though, that the paper is a job rejection letter?

What a refreshing response to the message of “you’re just not what we are looking for.”

You are in good company if you have been rejected: Dr. Seuss, Mary Higgins Clark, H.G. Wells, Charles Shultz, Walt Disney, just to name a few.

When your work is rejected, it doesn’t mean that what you do isn’t worthy.

It’s just that it wasn’t the right place or time for what you were offering.

Pick yourself up, find the bright side, have a good laugh, learn what you can from the experience, and then continue forward towards your goals.

I encourage you to post these loving and encouraging words on your desk, too:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~NIV


Question: How has rejection benefited and/or strengthened you?




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  1. Loved this video, really cheered me up as not having such a good day. What do you think is going through the baby’s mind???

    Thank you for posting and also visiting my blog (Vessel of God)

  2. Thanks for sharing. I love the laughter of little children. Each time I chat with my Sister on the phone I relax at the sound of her three kids giggling in the background.

    • You are welcome, Megan. I love to hear about ladies having relationships with family and friends. How sweet you and your sister chat, and she has kids that are joyful as well!

  3. Hilariously funny!

  4. How appropriate. Wouldn’t it be nice to laugh like that through all our trials. :)

  5. That video always cracks me up when I see it…lol!

  6. Michelle, I laughed out loud as I thought about laughing like that baby when I was having a real bad day at work, when the customers were bad. What a picture!
    Christine-I’m with you. I could watch this baby just about every day and laugh. Of course, I did when my girls were that little, but that was long ago…

  7. I’ve received more no’s than I’d like to admit. They draw you to your knees, but God always picks you back up. I’m thankful for each and every one. Keep pressing on girl.

  8. Great reminder, Kim!
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  9. Blah, rejection.

    It’s a tough thing, but I always go back to at least being rejected means I’m trying. Really, I know people who want to do something or live a certain way and they just talk about it. At least with rejection, I’m putting myself out there.

    Thanks, lady.
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    • Great perspective, Amy! Yes, we can’t be rejected if we are hiding under the bed with the dust bunnies. :-)
      Thank you, and you are very welcome!

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