Friday, June 1, 2012
5 Minute Friday-See
Free write for 5 minutes about: See
Laughter is very important to me...it is a gift from God which science may never truly explain. There are even references in the Bible about laughter-think Isaac.
A few years ago while going through a period of dark grief I realized just how important laughter is. I missed laughing.
When my parents died a few years ago the "command to laugh" was part of our death bed conversations. First was serve God, serve others.....right behind that was "Enjoy the life God has given you. Laugh." This was surprising to hear from my dad who battled clinical depression, which is more my tendency, less surprising from my mom who's testimony in life was her deep and always obvious joy that led so many others to God.
While going through the grief process I had to seek laughter. I had to look every day for reasons to laugh, and if not to laugh then at least to smile. Now it comes easier to me, and I have uncovered the joy that was hidden beneath layers of life.
God has gifted me with joy...with laughter....I love it!!!!
SO with that I encourage each one of you to SEE THE LAUGHTER that lives around you and more importantly within you!