Monday, February 3, 2014
Just Need to Laugh
There is something so healing to laughter. Even when dealing with the heavy issues of life, laughter can just be a balm to your soul. As women shared their stories of the journey of unemployment the other night in my home, we laughed. We laughed to cover the tears, and yet, it was the most healing process of all...laughter.
As we celebrated the life of our friend, whom the Lord called home, there was laughter. Through the tears we laughed. The joy of the Lord was present.
A friend pinned this saying on Pintrest the other day. It has stayed with me and has made me giggle. We all have a need for laughter
Maybe a Lucy show will start the giggles and it will evolve into a hug belly laugh. Maybe a story someone tells on themselves.
I walked out of the grocery store the other day to a car lot full of cars. I had just finished working at a house and my brain was in overload with all I needed to accomplish in the remaining hours of my day. As I stared out into the parking lot I realized I had NO CLUE where my car was parked. Now I must say...this is not like me at all. I have never been one to not know where I parked. My brain had totally shut down on me...overload factor.
Here I was walking up and down the parking lot rolls, pushing my cart, wondering where my car was parked. I wanted to just sit down on the curb and call my husband to come help me find the car. This in no way was funny...then it became funny! The sun was shining and here I was getting my exercising going back and forth through the cars...trying to find one white car in the middle of a million white vehicles. I had the choice..either sit down and cry about my loss of memory, or enjoy the extra calories I was burning. As I released the frustration and told the Lord, "thank you, but would you please help me find my car?" I looked up and there it was. It hadn't moved...but my heart had moved....I had chosen to laugh.
May you laugh this week. May you feel the Joy of the Lord, no matter your circumstances. May this saying stay with you through your days. "Hey, you got down the stairs faster." May your laughter be restored if it needs to be. I am believing for "restoration" in the laughing department.
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