It’s often hard to stay positive in testing circumstances.
One chap was in hospital and he was trying hard to ‘keep his chin up’.
A counselor visited him in hospital and the patient told how he was getting ready to undergo a very tricky bowel operation.
The counselor said, “You’re looking very bright and cheerful.”
The patient said with a twinkle in his eye, “I decided it was better to have a semicolon than to have a full stop.”
This is a variation of the cartoon where the surgeon is giving his report to the patient after the surgery and saying, “We saved your life. However, your colon is now a semicolon.” See cartoon.