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Lockdown Diary Day 43: Laugh

11:33 PM

two dogs black and white laughing

When's the last time you laughed so hard your facial muscles hurt? It's hard to laugh when you're bombarded by bad news day after day after day. 

Sometimes the day is not yet over and there it is on your screen again---another grim update. 

But we have to learn to laugh and find a reason to do so. As cliché as it may be, laughter is the best medicine.


Laugh


After a week of not watching, I had my dose of the TV show Friends again.
 
Thank God for humor. Thank God for comedy shows. What a dreadful life it would be without laughter, no?

I like that I can laugh about the silliest things. That I'm able to find humor even during this time. 

God gave us joy. He brings us reasons to laugh and be happy.

Don't you just love laughing?

When I need a good laugh, I look at videos and funny photos of our dogs. They can surely make me smile every time.

I watch funny guilty dog compilations online.


I look at memes.

I recount funny experiences or hilarious conversations.

My husband does a good job of making me laugh with his silly remarks.

Which is another answered prayer, by the way. I asked God to give me a partner who can make me laugh. I remember my exes couldn't. 😆

We cannot really love anybody 
with whom we never laugh.  
-Agnes Repplier

My brother introduced to me Key & Peele of Comedy Central. 

I think the actors there are superb. For them to be able to shoot the scene without losing it is beyond professional.


Sharing some Bible verses about laughing:

  1. He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. - Job 8:21
  2. And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me." -Genesis 21:6
  3. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. -Luke 6:21
  4. Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. -Proverbs 31:25

And some quotes too:

  1. Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer. — Reinhold Niebuhr
  2. A good laugh is sunshine in the house. — William Thackeray
  3. Remember this: very little is needed to make a happy life. — Marcus Aurelius
  4. Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being. —Stella & Blake
  5. The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. — Mark Twain
  6. From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere. — Dr. Seuss
  7. A well-balanced person is one who finds both sides of an issue laughable. — Herbert Procknow
  8. When you laugh, aside from the endorphin rush, there’s also a spiritual opening. You’re not so tight inside yourself. That opening I’ve found to be a real gift, in people being able to absorb spirituality. —Rabbi Sydney Mintz
  9. Laughter is God’s hand on the shoulder of a troubled world. — Bettenell Huntznicker
  10. You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. — Michael Pritchard
Stay young. Stay sane. Keep laughing. Yes, even especially during this crisis.

Your turn

  • What's your favorite comedy show?
  • What makes you laugh?

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