A laugh is a smile that bursts.
~~ Mary H. Waldrip ~~
Today, I’m thankful for something that seems so simple and yet far too often, falls by the wayside, forgotten or neglected. I am thankful today for laughter. Any kind of laughter – from the quiet chuckle to the side-splitting, tear-bringing laughs that can’t be stifled.
Why laughter? Because laughter brings smiles. It brings more laughter. It brings a sense of connectedness, of shared memories. It lessens stress. It helps us refocus and shift our perspective. It rejuvenates and reenergizes.
I can be oh-so serious if I’m not careful – I tend to be very focused and headstrong toward whatever it is that I am working on. I’m blessed to have friends who help me remember not to take life (or myself) so seriously all the time. On the other side of things, I love a good laugh and especially when it’s shared with those I love. I’m so thankful for laughter and all that comes with it.
So, have you had a great laugh today? What are you waiting for?
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.
~~ Yiddish Proverb ~~