When I was younger, and even now, I tend to get the giggles when I am nervous. I am not often nervous, but you will know it by that tell-tale sign.
Belly laughs are THE best. I must say I live with a cast of characters who never cease to make me laugh. When Peter gets laughing I can't help but follow - he has an infectious laugh. Bella MAKES me laugh - the kid is a riot. My co-workers are highly amusing. My friends are all rather hilarious. Even yoga, a place of tranquility, is usually rife with mirth because of the people there.
I won't surround myself with Eyeore's at this point in my life. I don't have the time or patience to try and make a ho-hum kind of person get their giggle on.
I have absolutely been the only one to laugh in a movie theater. If I couldn't laugh at my own mistakes and foibles I would be a red hot mess.
So today, on what feels like a rather chilly Monday, I invite you to laugh.
My son showed me this Kevin Hart skit a couple of weeks ago. Let me tell you, I howled. As you have already ascertained, I do enjoy a healthy dose of cursing. You are forewarned - BUT, it is the point of the skit.
And then there's the banana slicer reviews on Amazon. What? You haven't read through them? Get comfy - THIS is worth is.
Laugh when it all becomes so ludicrous there's nothing else to do. Laugh big. deep laughs that open up your throat and lungs and your belly. Laugh alone, laugh in concert with others. At the movies, laugh when no one else laughs - and let them wonder what they've missed. Laugh at your own mistakes, your own foibles, your own foolishness. Laugh until you cry, laugh until you have a stomachache. Let laughter be your medicine, your companion, your music of joy from within. Laugh in school or at work or in church. Get up and leave the room if you must. Laugh in public. Bend over laughing, fall to the ground laughing, roll on the floor laughing. Start and entire room laughing, start the whole world laughing. And don't stop until you have the last laugh. Those who laugh, live.
Then I came upon this Ben Fold Five song - the piano is happy!
But I've got my philosophy