The best comeback I heard during a busy season at work:
(gentle knock on the door) Are you busy?
No, just let me put down my umbrella drink.
The well-timed dose of sass prompted several chuckles that eased a pressing sense of urgency.
We all need to regularly take a step back and recognize our situation in its context and, when possible, chuckle at ourselves.
Sure, we need to be realistic with the pressing demands, but God provides us with space to breathe and smiles to share.
Humor can certainly be mistimed and misunderstood, but try to reflect on your life today and find some silliness.
Then share with another person.
Smiles shared add value to relationships and life.