Laughing All the Way

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This has been a week of laughter and fun for me.  I know, if you have read many of my posts, you will think that I have fun every week.  There’s some truth to that.  Last Saturday night, I went to see Tim Hawkins.  I laughed so hard my sides hurt.  As I thought about that night during the week, I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.  I have spent the last couple of days with my grand-daugther, Peyton (2  1/2 yrs old)…she keeps me in stitches.  We have sung songs, watched Disney movies, and I’ve learned a lot about Team Umizoomi and Bubble Guppies.  We even went to the zoo in 26 degree weather – we only saw one other non-employee while we were there.  It was cold, but we had a blast. We had the zoo all to ourselves.

One of the advantages to being “old” is that you really care a whole lot less about keeping up appearances.  If the situation calls for a little silliness – then it’s time to just go ahead and be silly. A few years ago a zoo-loving friend and I went to the zoo when the temp was about 20….once again we were all alone at the zoo.  Perfect opportunity for silliness.

 

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According to the Mayo Clinic laughter is a stress reliever.  The problem is, when we are stressed, the last thing we fell like doing is laughing.  The key is to find the fun and laughter wherever you can.  If you look for it, it’s there.  I have noticed so many people simply not enjoying life – especially in the church.  Those within the church should enjoy it the most. So often, we get so consumed with the difficulties we face, the busyness of our lives or even things that really don’t matter.  Unfortunately, those in the church are the ones that seem to be overly affected by things that don’t matter – maybe because they trust God with the big things and feel the need to be worried or upset about something, so they pick anything they can find.  What do we as believers in THE MOST HIGH have to be worried about?  What do we have to complain about?  We have been given The Ultimate Gift – eternal life and abundant life right now.

Job went through more than most people will ever have to endure, yet in the book of Job we find these words:

“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter,and your lips with shouting.”    Job 8:21

 

Let Him fill your mouth with laughter – it’s good for your health, good for your soul and good for all of those around you.

 

Laughing all the way,

Lisa

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  1. Posted December 20, 2014 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Yesterday at the hospital where I work, we had a decoration/costume contest. My hallway went with the Disney theme. I dressed as a pirate from “The Pirates of the Caribbean” and wielded a plastic sword. We had so much fun! God loves when we play, when we keep the child in us always. Not “childish,” but “childlike.” “At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was Your good pleasure.'” (Luke 10:21 NIV) Dear Father, reveal Your teachings to the child in us. In the name of our precious Jesus, amen.

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