I laugh a lot. I laugh out loud a lot. And, I laugh loudly.
It’s true. You can ask anyone who knows me well. I really can’t help it. I’ve asked Kris if my loud laugh embarrasses him. He kindly tells me it’s one of the things he loves about me.
That’s a good thing. Because, he makes me laugh every day we are together.
We can even laugh about things that most married couples wouldn’t laugh about. Like his past relationships….and sometimes, even my divorce.
I’ll tease about things I lost in the divorce. Like a CD or some other random item. “Yep,” I’ll say, “Lost that in the divorce.”
Last night, he made me laugh again.
Me: (folding laundry) “Ya know, I used to iron Bryan’s golf shirts, even some of his t-shirts.”
Kris: “Did you lose that in the divorce?”
We should really take our act on the road. Like Sonny and Cher.
Or, I guess, not.
Life is much too short to not truly enjoy even the smallest of moments. To laugh out loud. To laugh at oneself. It can be easy to let the stresses of daily life overtake these moments.
Don’t let them. Scripture tells us that a merry heart does us good like medicine. (Proverbs 17:22) What does medicine do? It comforts. It heals. It prevents our hurts from getting worse.
Don’t let worry, fear, stress, or anger plague your life. Let your heart be merry. We can’t control everything that happens to us, but we can control how we react to them. If we choose to laugh, we’ll find life much more enjoyable (and more enjoyable to be around.)
We can also find in Proverbs 15:13 that “a happy heart makes the face cheerful.” And, that is something you’ll never find in those expensive facial creams. So, laugh more. And, save yourself some money with Oil of Olay. My momma swears by that stuff….and by the laughs my dad has consistently provided her the past thirty-seven years.