It’s not easy to find humor in the events of today, but I think it’s mandatory. Laughter has always been good medicine. Even the Bible talks about how important it is for us.
Proverbs 17:22 says, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
That in itself is a good reason to laugh. Who wants dried up bones? I believe that God infused laughter into our humanity so that we wouldn’t lose hope. If we can find humor in an otherwise depressing situation, things don’t seem quite so bad anymore. One of the reasons I married my husband was that he had a great smile and he made me laugh. He had to – he married me. Our world is filled with so much bad news; it’s time to start laughing again. It may seem impossible to find anything to laugh about, but it is still a good remedy for a heavy heart.
This funny quote makes me laugh, because I’ve experienced it.
“I am thankful for laughter except when milk comes out of my nose.”
– Woody Allen
Ella Wilcox said it in her poem “Solitude.
“Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth;
It has trouble enough of its own.”
If you are feeling down today, look up. But be careful – there may be a low flying flock of geese overhead. Happy Saturday!