Thankfulness Day 12- Laughter

smileWhen people are laughing, they’re generally not killing each other. ~Alan Alda

Today I am thankful for laughter. Hearing a laugh can bring a smile to my face even when I do not feel like smiling. For the most part  laughter is contagious. Laughter can create good will and break down barriers. Laughter can bring people together. Laughter can be a powerful medicine. 

I love listening to Madilyn laugh while playing with David or Caleb. Her laughter sounds so happy.  I remember feeling the same way when Caleb was little and he would go into fits of laughter. I enjoy hearing children laugh and express their happiness in the simplest things.

I really have never been a laugh out loud kind of person.  Sometimes when watching television David will laugh hysterically and then say to me, “didn’t you think that was funny?  You are not laughing.”  When I find things to be funny, I laugh inside or crack a small smile. I hate that I am this way. I do not know why I find it hard to laugh out loud.

What are you thankful for today?

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