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.
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