Life is hard. It needs to be, because overcoming adversity is what makes life fulfilling and meaningful. But this doesn’t mean we need to be bombarded with negativity all the time. It’s about taking the time to acknowledge the silver lining and that’s exactly what I’m doing with this week’s FRTBAT vlog.

It’s been over a year since I last did this, so I guess I’m long since overdue.

FRTBAT, for those of you who don’t follow YouTuber Craig Benzine, stands for “Five Reasons To Be Alive Today.” I don’t think “Wheezy Waiter” has done one in a while, but when he did, he would share uplifting or positive stories he found in the news. Like how some guy made a contraption so that it’s easier to poop in space. Yes, that’s right.

I promise my FRTBAT list isn’t nearly as crappy… or is it?

Like, while my vlog may not really explore the complexities of natural human processes in a zero gravity environment, it does include something to do with Miss Bong. There’s even a brief cameo by a certain “stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder” if you look carefully enough. That makes me smile and I hope it makes you smile too.

Anyways, so just chill ’til the next episode.