Saturday, November 20, 2010

Counting my blessings: 28

Branch Of Wisdom


(It's a scene from the game show Family Feud, hosted by Steve Harvey. Don't let the title throw you - it's clean.)

Isn't it amusing how quickly that answer came to him?

I laughed so hard I nearly choked on my dinner (hubby showed it to me on his phone.) I accused him of trying to kill me. But it was hilarious. I would have appreciated viewing it while not eating, but the laughter was great, really. I love laughing. There were a few years when I didn't laugh much at all, so it is a real blessing to laugh. I love that God gave us laughter. He didn't have to, you know. It's one of those things I didn't think much about until I just couldn't bring myself to laugh. And I missed it. I am so glad to have it back in my life and try to laugh daily.

I even completed a project in college about the effects of laughter on health and productivity in the workplace. I knew the effects of laughter just a few years before I lost that joy. Children laugh a lot during the day. There was a time when I knew the statistic of how many times children laugh in a day. My memory fails me and I cannot share that number with you right now. Just know that it's a lot. Adults experience a drastic decline in their frequency of laughter. Mine plummeted. When it came back, it felt so good. I love laughing.

Do you laugh every day?

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you have your laughter back, and I know exactly what you mean about losing it for so long. I treasure my kids' laughter so much, and hope they never lose it-and that I help them keep it instead of limiting it. Last night I found myself incredulously saying-and you might be incredulous that I was, too-"butt, butt, butt" at R-man just to hear that giggle!