Give Them the Gift of Laughter

Watercolor on Mixed Media Paper – Words: Charlie Chaplin

It is amazing what a loud, long, deep belly laugh can do for the soul. We were sitting in our living room and someone made a funny comment, everyone within earshot almost wet their pants with laughter. It took us about five minutes to gather our wits and get back to whatever we were doing. Every bit of tension and worry was lifted and the rest of the evening was more relaxed.

We all know funny people. They know just what to say, when to say it, and how to say it to lift the mood in the room and make people smile. These are the people we all want to be around because we know we will have fun, laugh and enjoy just being together. The best story tellers and humorous people are the ones who make fun of themselves, their situation or some circumstance that may not have been funny then but it’s hilarious now. The way they can tell it puts us right there and gives us permission to laugh with them not just at them.

I would encourage you to find something funny and watch it, listen to it, or tell that story to make someone easel laugh. Charlie Chaplin was right, a day without laughter is a day wasted, so don’t let today go by without a loud burst of laughter relieving your soul. You may not think you need it, but believe me you do…and so do the people in your world. Lift their load and make their day worthwhile by giving them the gift of laughter.

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