A minister -- even more so an urban minister -- deals on a continual basis with serious situations: violence, destruction, terminal illness, depression, opposition, and so on. One of the ways I cope with this is to scatter happy moments like confetti through all of it: "This means I can have a chocolate sundae on my way home!" "I can get a great panoramic shot of the route for my blog!" and so on. I know one influential minister who, in his free time, laughs himself silly over video skits, or plays children's games like Snap. OBSERVATION: There is, however, satisfaction in the hard assignments, too -- it is a privilege, and so often a blessing.