Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thankful for laughter

I just realized that without laughing, I'd be a pretty miserable person. Today, I found myself laughing over all sorts of things. For one, Julie's post on her Bachelor #6 had me crying until I almost peed in my pants. Right at the moment where I was wanting to cry, tears were running down my face from laughter.

I was on my lunchbreak reading a book when I got the giggles again. It was my own private giggle session. I had no idea what sparked it other than the fact that I started to laugh. Once I started, I couldn't stop without wiping tears out of my eyes. Thank God I was by myself when I was hit with the giggles.

The thing is, as much as I make light of it, laughter has really saved my life. While going through my divorce, there were times when I questioned who I was and where I was going. I cried out to God, screamed and cried in the shower and yet, there were no loud answers or feelings of release until I found laughter. I still grieve over my marriage and what once was but also, laugh at God's sense of humor. Not only did He bring me the most handsome Boo in the world but two terrific daughters, and a bonus baby Boo who has me on the floor laughing, all the time.

Even more so, I've found humor in my writing, my creativity, my thoughts, as profound as they are. I found laughter in the silly songs that I've sung to my dogs. (Their favorite song is Mama don't eat no stale bread anymore.) I've learned to find humor in burnt toast, spilled milk and bad hair days. Most of all, I've learned to laugh instead of dwelling on the fact that the man that I was married to for 21 years is going to be a dad again by the girl that he cheated on that destroyed our marriage. I laugh because it's better than wasting tears on crying.

7 comments:

jill jill bo bill said...

You are so right! And think about this...he still has 22 more years of complete financial devastation and you are done. Herr herr... nanny nanny boo boo on him!!!!!

McEwens said...

What a jerk he is! I am so glad you found your new man, one who helps you laugh and enjoy life. That you have your sweet girls. In reality it is HIS loss.

Your picture is darling, he must have been blind

Deb said...

Love your picture! I, too, am thankful for laughter. Sometimes, it is the only thing that holds me together.

Hey, I'm a follower of your blog now!! :)

georgie said...

laughter and bloggin buddies make the world go round...
I seriously dont know how i made it through some days before i blogged...

Julie said...

You and I have a lot of things in common, lady. But I'm happy to say that getting our lives back, not allowing asshole husbands to destroy us, and not losing the ability to laugh and most importantly, to love again...well those are the greatest gifts ever. And..we entertain each other with our blogs, yet another plus!!!! :)

Megryansmom said...

Laughter is the best medicine.

Hi it's the welcome wagon again, just to keep things interesting, I'll be randomly revisiting ALL the blogs in SSS. You can call it butt kissing too, just in case you have me as your partner, I want to make sure I've made a good impression.

Deb said...

Well laugh away sweetie cause the joke's on him!!
He gets to start all over and you get to start living!!

 

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