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Joy = Love + Laughter

Everyone loves to laugh.  Why is that?

  • Laughter is infectious.  If you are around someone who is bent over laughing  (and also maybe about to pee their pants if they are a certain age), you immediately smile.  And if they keep on laughing, even if they don’t say a word, you start to laugh with them, and try to get their attention to find out what is so funny, so you can share the joke.
  • Laughter, like a good cry, is soul cleansing – but unlike tears, laughter doesn’t usually leave you exhausted or melancholy.  On the contrary, it is invigorating.
  • Laughter is bright. Not in an ethereal-lumninous-sort of way, but in a blinding-flash-of-light kind of way.  In fact, you could say

Laughter is audible sunshine. 

  • Laughter is refreshing, especially when someone is laughing at themselves.  It reminds you not to take yourself too seriously.
  • Laughter is a game changer. When your sense of humor is tickled, and you start to laugh,  whatever foul mood, or pity party, you might be experiencing tends to evaporate.
  • Laughter is a gift from God.  Think about it: God invented laughter, just as He did everything else we know and experience.  He programmed us each with our funny-o-meter. And here’s an interesting concept: God laughs.Jesus_laughing

God laughs?  Of course He does. In fact, I bet He laughs a lot.  No one could create some of the amazing quirky creatures in our world without a lively sense of humor.   He surely chuckles, as any loving parent would, at the many funny things we say and do.  And He must certainly laugh – in that deep satisfied way – when his children step into joy.

You will make known to me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

                Psalm 16:11  NASB

Joy is the hallmark of a person who lives in God’s presence.  Such a person loves. And smiles. And laughs.   

 You might say

 Joy = Love + Laughter.

Laugh Out Loud

what makes us laugh?I have noticed recently that my husband Andrew is fast becoming a Facebook Junkie.  This puzzled me for awhile.  He has always been a weather watcher (9 inches of snow here yesterday!)  And sports enthusiast (did you know that Drew Brees throws more accurately  than an Olympic archer?)  But Facebook?  Andrew?

Then the other day I was in the next room and heard him laugh out loud.  Please understand:  Andrew has a keen and very dry sense of humor (in my opinion one of his most endearing traits).  He finds many things amusing, but doesn’t often laugh out loud.  So when I heard him cackling, I wandered into the living room to find out what was so funny.  He was sitting in front of his computer reading this post from our friend Shannon in South Carolina. My lightbulb went on. Mystery solved.  Andrew enjoys Facebook because it makes him laugh.

Laughter is one of the most enjoyable things in life, isn’t it?  Sunsets On the Beach are spectacular, of course, and  a Shared Moment with a Friend is priceless, but a good belly laugh?  That has to be right up there on the List of Life’s Best Experiences.

What makes us laugh?  The ludicrous, I suppose. The unexpected.  The Quirky. I don’t know. I’m no a humor expert. (Is there such a thing?)  But I am an expert at “funny.”  As are you.  We all know “funny” when we see it, because we each own a built-in funny-o-meter.  When it goes off we laugh out loud.

Laugh Out Loud

Share your laughs with us.  Please send us clips/pictures/etc that trigger your funny-o-meter.  We will do our best to pass them along.

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Here is another “funny” we ran across recently: