DOES MY LAUGHTER OFFEND YOU?

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“While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.” Lewis Carroll

Have you noticed how serious everyone is lately? Even those in the service industry leave a lot to be desired. Are we just going through the motions of living because we don’t want to offend anyone? If we have come to that point, I’m really glad that I don’t have too many more years left.

Laughter has been a huge part of my life. My mother was the queen of it. She laughed at everything – even when it wasn’t funny. Some folks would say that’s weird, but I truly believe my mom knew the secret to success and it had something to do with humor.  Her laughter was infectious as well.  When she’d laugh everyone around her did as well.

There’s nothing like a kid running around with his underwear on his head, or for that matter an adult doing the same. Children have a real knack for humor, even when they don’t intend to be funny. Usually the funniest things happen when you least expect them.

Laughter is one of the most spontaneous emotions we have. You can’t control it. I have a friend who I would count on to attend my plays, because she’d laugh at all the right spots, because she genuinely thought it was funny.  I love those who aren’t afraid to let it rip when it comes to laughing.

We used to watch clowns squirting seltzer bottles or getting a pie in the face, and roar with laughter. A guy would slip and fall on a banana peel and everyone thought it hilarious. I guess what we laugh at today isn’t as funny as it used to be, or maybe we’ve lost the ability to laugh at ourselves and choose to enjoy the failings of others.

God didn’t create humanity to live in despair and sadness. Think of the fun things He made for us to laugh at. Take the giraffe – or monkeys – or me. But I digress.
When we laugh, we release endorphins which make us feel good. I think it’s time for a good old fashioned belly laugh! How about you?

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to DOES MY LAUGHTER OFFEND YOU?

  1. I still laugh. My workmate says it’s one of the things she will a out me when I retire (she has no idea all the things she will miss🤣🤣🤣). I think I laugh more at work than anywhere because my job can get quite stressful. If something hits me as being funny, I just lose it. 🤷.

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  2. Great post! And man your beginning quote spoke to me. It is very hard sometimes to keep humor wholesome in such a culture as this.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I know what you mean, but if we lose our sense of humor we lose part of our personality. We will never lose hope if we trust in God’s will.

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