Thanks to a little nudge by Margaret Simon, here I am exploring laughter. this week’s inspiration for Holly Mueller’s Spiritual Journal Thursday. Laughter is a good place to start.
I’m not a natural laughter creator. Seriousness seemed imporant growing up. Laughter felt like it was making fun of the whole importance of life. Serious meant respectiveful, and that was how I thought I was suppose to be. And perhaps deep down, I felt like funny could be making fun of me. Clearly an uncomforatable possibliey.
Funny enough, every person I’ve choosen to spend a serious amount of time with, is one who makes me laugh.
My teaching partner thrives on making others laugh. He’s a natural entertainer and enjoys an audience. I’ve told him that’s why he keeps teaching: he has a captive audience. My husbands loves to make jokes and make fun. It’s one of the many things I love about him.
I chose to spend the majority of my time with kids, as a parent and as a teacher. I can’t imagine not having children in my life. They naturally bring the laughter, the light.
The seriouslness of the world can attempt to shut laughter down. But if we allow it, laughter can find its way back. Serious and important and difficult will always be there. They are the unavoidables.
Laughter breaks them up. Laughter releases and relieves. Here’s to seeking laughter. Here’s to finding the funny.
Thank you Margaret for the push and Holly for a place to journey.