Just For Laughs!

Today’s entry is strictly for laughs. If you need a scripture, here is a good one, “A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance” (Proverbs 15:13a)

One of my girlfriends and I are always talking about how we need to write a book together of all the crazy things that we do and experience on a daily basis. If we ever did, I have no doubt it would be a best seller. We literally laugh at ourselves (and at one another) on a daily basis. Why just today I unknowingly spent the entire morning with my zipper down. Can I just tell how thankful I am to Jesus for long sweaters? They cover a multitude of sin!!

I remember one time when Leslie (not her real name of course) fixed her hair for one of those fake pony tails only to forget to put it on before she left the house. She donned her sunglasses and headed out with her Doberman tail. She rode all around town meeting and greeting folks, thinking she must look exceptional that day by all the smiles she received. It wasn’t until later that afternoon when she arrived at her aunt’s house and caught a glimpse of her reflection in the hallway mirror that she realized, to her horror, that she had forgotten her ponytail. She asked her aunt and her sister, who had been her companions that day, why they hadn’t said anything and her sister replied, “I didn’t know, I thought you were going hard today or something!” We laughed about that one for days!

Oh, there was another time that we still laugh about. We were at a friend’s wedding reception and one of those line dance songs started playing - Electric Slide or something like that - so we all hurried to the dance floor to join in. If you’ve ever seen it done, you know that the whole group moves together doing the same thing at the same time. There is not much room for people who don’t know the dance or who are new at it. Still some novices try to join in anyway. This was the case with the girl who jumped in next to me. I was doing my best to maneuver around her and still enjoy the dance when we turned around and somehow got her heel caught under mine. Next thing I knew I was on my back looking at the ballroom chandelier! It took me a minute to realize what had happened. I got up and looked at her and she just kept dancing - no sorry, no excuse me or anything. I was livid! My girlfriend on the other hand was beside herself with laughter, which of course lightened my mood! There are so many more stories, much funnier than these, but I will save it for the book!

What a wonderful thing laughter is, don’t you agree? What a great gift God has given to us in laughter. It lifts our hearts, improves our mood and shifts our perspective. Maybe that's why I am so much of a clown, because I enjoy having a part in lifting another person's heart. Whatever is going on with you today, do your best to find something, one thing to laugh about. Go ahead. Get your laugh on! It will do you a world of good.

Happy, Blessed Tuesday!