Thursday, October 13, 2011

Laughter Lightens The Load

"Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy."

Psalm 126:2a

Joel and I deliberately bring laughter into every day.  Life can get pretty heavy at times with our health issues, finances, loss of ministry work, our country's economical crisis and loss of unity, and then there is the world at large.  Oh, boy!  It is endless drama and so easy to get caught up in it.

Laughter lightens the load.  It boosts the serotonin levels in our body, it changes our perception of life, and it is just plain good for a person. When we do something ridiculous or forget something we usually just sigh, say..."Lyme brain" and laugh it off.  We tease each other often, and last night Joel did something that could only be attributed to brain fog and we giggled about it for most of the night. No one else would find it funny and some would think, "oh no, dementia is not far behind..."  We laughed....and laughed....and laughed!   Somewhat like the people below that did a laughing meditation at their Christian Bible camp!   Remember laughter is good for the soul!

1 comment:

Rina said...

Oh Renee, I could imagine you and your beloved Joel laughing heartily about just simple things in your life and I know how much lightness and comfort it brings to you!

Felix my husband wants that, too, for us - always lightening the heavy and sad moments by things that would send us bursting into laughter :). Thank God for this grace.

Have a blessed week,