My friend, Russ, from college posted the above as his Facebook status yesterday. He has always been able to make me laugh!
This morning while I was holding Ryan, I was skimming through Facebook and came upon Russ' status. I started laughing, and then crying, and then cracking up so hard that Ryan started laughing at me. I told him that my friend Russ is hilarious, but that I was super mad at him because his post made me laugh...and I have strep throat from hell and it feels like I'm swallowing swords, so laughing with a sore throat isn't funny!
But laughing is great! It feels good, aside from the swords, it feels good in my body, in my heart, in my mind. I could sure use a good laugh a little more often. I usually laugh at most of life, more sarcastically, but I laugh nonetheless. And my sense of humor, well, it's likely inappropriate for the next guy, but if I can't laugh at little things, I won't be able to laugh at the big things, the things that are hard, the ones that make me grow...the ironic things...
I think I've gotten too serious.
I mean, it's easy to get serious. There is a lot in this world that is scary and wrong and downright frightening!
But I think that when we stop to laugh, especially at life, at ourselves, at each other, we open a place in our heart for hope.
And maybe, just maybe, there is a silver lining in every cloud...