The celebratory memorial service for the late South African President, Nelson Mandela, was beautiful and rousing. However, it also had its moments of comedy, such as President Obama seemingly getting into trouble with First Lady Michelle Obama for getting to playful with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a "selfie." Mandela had a great sense of humor during speeches and in interviews and would have appreciated the jovial tone of the event. To survive difficult times, one benefits from a sense of humor to lift one's spirits.
U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela memorial