2021 has brought us so much stress and it seems like we just can't get away from it. Whether it's vaccination mandates, the border crisis, or rising gas prices (the price of oil has cracked through the $80 a barrel mark), it has us feeling overwhelmed.

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I don't know about you but I find myself longing for the old days when the only thing that we really had to worry about was...you know what, it doesn't seem all that important anymore.

One of the things that remind me of my youth is my teddy bear. So if you are looking for a little distraction from reality then grab your teddy bear and take it to work or school today.

My Teddy bear has been a part of my life since I was two months old and I still have him today. He sits in the corner of my bedroom and waits patiently for me to come home every day. It's amazing how he still brings me a smile today.

The second Wednesday in October is "National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day." With more people working at home, it'll be easy to do too. If you have a Zoom meeting, you could always introduce your stuffed furry friend to everyone else.

What's a celebration without some cheer...as in Teddy Bear jokes.

Teddy Jokes That We Can Hardly Bear

What did the teddy bear say when he was offered a second helping? No thanks, I'm already stuffed.

What do you call a Teddy Bear at the North Pole? Lost

What's the difference between a Teddy and a turkey? If you don't know then you shouldn't be cooking any holiday dinners.

What do you call a bear with no teeth? A gummy bear.

Here are more teddy bear jokes that will make you growl with laughter...I hope.

Sometime's it's fun to just let the kid in us come out and take a brief break from reality. So grab your teddy and have a bear-y great day.

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