In Others’ Words: Listen for the Laughter
I got together with several writing friends last night. We talked writing, of course. And we also talked about what was going on in our lives. The common theme for all of us? Life was crazy.
I wish I could say that our lives were crazy-fun, but we’re all dealing with different versions of crazy-challenging kinds of things. Crazy-exhausting kinds of things. Crazy-this-isn’t-what-I’d-planned kinds of things.
Anybody out there reading this know what I mean?
But you know what was woven in the midst of all our “here’s what’s going on in my life” conversation?
And the laughter made it all, well, not better … but easier. Our laughter added a different bit of background music to our words, lightening our hearts, and reminding us that, even in the midst of the crazy, life is good.
I don’t know if I’ve had days devoid of all laughter. It’s possible. I’ve had days … even weeks … where the chasm of heartache seemed too wide to ever get across.
But I know that laughter has often rescued me from hopelessness. Laughter has often reminded me that life goes on. That yes, joy comes in the morning … and in the middle of the day … and at the end of a longer-than-long day when you’re sitting with a bunch of friends who understand that sometimes crazy is all you’ve got. And what else are friends — and faith — for?
In Your Words: How’s your day going? Do you hear laughter in your world today?
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