Let’s talk a minute about laughter. It’s been on my mind a lot lately. They say that laughter is the best medicine. And Audrey Hepburn professed that it was her favorite thing to do. I must say – that I agree with both of those statements! I love to laugh and I love to be with people who make me laugh! However, it is apparent to me that I don’t get enough of it in my life. I woke myself up the other night laughing in my sleep. I’m chuckling now just thinking of how surprised I was. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before! And the other day, at my desk, I found myself laughing at something that in and of itself was not funny, but struck me and I was just laughing out loud.
Laughter can be like that though. Have you ever been in church and you’ve gotten a case of the Holy Giggles? That’s when you start to laugh about something and you cannot, for the love of God, stop laughing. When I get together with my friend, Donna, we laugh. That’s just what we do. All we have to do is say something little, and to someone else sitting there, it might not be so funny, but to us – it’s hysterical. We just ‘get’ each other so well, that we can find the humor in just about anything. We can spend a good five minutes on laughing. The harder we laugh – the harder we laugh! I remember one time when we got on the phone with each other and something was said that didn’t have anything to do with anything, but it sent us on a giggle-fest. I was half way home from work by the time we straightened ourselves out to be able to have our conversation. I don’t even know what it was, but I laugh to myself just thinking about it.
I have another friend, Shannon, who is just downright funny. It’s the way her brain works or something. She’s quite intelligent and maybe that’s why, because she can go in a direction that I would never think to go, then it comes out of her mouth and it is absolutely hilarious.
My husband can make me laugh, but I’ve gotta be honest, I don’t laugh that pure belly hurting laughter with my husband that I can with my girlfriends! And I’m in need of some good ole doubled over – gonna wet my pants kind of laughter! With all of this moving and house business, I’ve not had any time to be to get my dose of therapeutic laughter like I get when I’m with friends.
There is a group of girls that I have the privilege of having in my life and being a part of – they can take laughter to a whole new level. The Queens of Edaco have an unwritten rule that there has to be laughter at every get together. It comes naturally with these girls and we always have so much fun. It cures what ails ya, that’s for certain!
Well, anyway, I think laughter is key in a person’s life – and when you don’t have enough of it – you begin to wilt like a flower without the sun – and I’m wilting. I know I’m not getting enough in my life – I sure hope that you are! So, as soon as this move is complete – I’m going in search of some much needed girlfriend time so that I can fix what’s ailing in me – and get my spoonful of laughter medicine!
Thanks for dropping in – May you be blessed today –