In Others’ Words: What a Laugh Can Do
It’s been a week where my emotions have teetered-tottered back and forth — up, down, up down. I never quite hit the ground hard … I always found a way to push myself back up into the air again — up, up, up. But then I’d get that sinking-back-down sensation again.
I never was a fan of teeter-totters.
This week has not been unbearable.There’s been no reason for tears. Even so, laughter has made it easier — helped lift my spirits up,up, up when they’ve wanted to droop down.
- Savoring the giggles of my GRANDgirl.
- Sharing a laugh with my teenager and husband while we watched comedian Brian Regan unravel real life.
- Relishing the humor in my son’s debut novel, Enter the Janitor –and urban fantasy about cleaners who eradicate impurities from the universe. (Yes, you read that right.)
If I had to say why I’ve teetered-tottered this past week, I’d say my resiliency meter was low. And yes, there are reasons for that. But laughter is powerful. As Bob Hope says, laughter can transform situations … laughter can transform us.
In Your Words: How’s your week gone? What’s caused you to laugh this week? What transforms your tough or unbearable situations?
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