Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry and Bright

Recently, while talking with an old friend, I laughed about something he said. Instantly, he told me how good it was to hear me laughing and how he'd missed the sound (we haven't talked in a long time). His statement took me by surprise because I had no idea I'd ever made anyone feel that way, but I know just what he meant.

I used to listen to a certain person on the radio hoping that person would laugh, because his laugh was so infectious it could make me happy for hours remembering the sound of it.  I eagerly anticipate hearing the laughter of my grandchildren as soon as I know they are coming for a visit.  Giggling babies make sleepless nights and the constant devotion they demand worth it all. When surfing the TV in search of something to watch, I'm always happy to stop and listen to Comedy Central for a while. Giggling, guffawing, chuckling, side-splitting laughter...I'll take it wherever I can find it.

You can bet I told my friend "thank you...I think that's the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me." And I meant it.  So, be sure to add a big dose of laughter to your holiday festivities this Christmas. It will do you a world of good.


  1. Oh, that baby is cute. We are enjoying our first grand child too. Interesting observations about laughter- must keep those endorphins happy!

  2. Such a little beauty! Keep on laughing! :)

  3. I thrive on comedy. I think it is the only way to deal with the warts of life. I am glad to hear that you can laugh through the holidays. Many people can't. Just knowing those sweet children are coming is bound to make you happy.

  4. I hope you have the most wonderful Christmas! I'm so glad you are my bloggy friend!

    Yes, we all need to laugh's good for us and those around us!


  5. Lots of laughter going on at the manor tonight! Merry, merry to you and yours, Stevie. Happy Christmas!

  6. So true, laughter is the best medicine - here is wishing you many laughs in the coming day - Merry Christmas and a happy New Year dear friend and thank you for a great friendship.;)
    LOVE the picture,
    much love

  7. I think if it weren't for laughter and finding life a big joke at times, I would have been in the looney bin a long time ago. I'll bet you do have a beautiful and engaging laugh...I would love to hear it someday. Beautiful picture!

  8. What a sweet little Christmas package you have all wrapped up there; your daughter must be over the moon :)

  9. This is such a beautiful photo of you and your newest granddaughter!

    I love to laugh! It truly is the best medicine!


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