Thursday, January 7, 2010

Laugh ….

“A laugh is a smile that bursts.”
Mary H. Waldrip

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My New Year's resolution this year is to LAUGH more.
I did not make this resolution because I didn’t laugh before but because I
find that if I am aware of laughter I laugh more.
Laughter is good for both the body and the soul.
I plan to seek out things to make me laugh just like I seek out beauty and inspiration.
I want to take more time for silly things, silly movies, I wish I was clever enough to say
things to make others laugh.

I have found that some of the strongest people I know are those that face life’s ups and downs with a smile on their face.
I don’t think it is because their heart hurts less, I think it is because their
choose a different path to get through the bumpy parts.

( My daughter Allie (on the right) and her friend Amanda enjoying
life in Boston.)


"A smile starts on the lips, A grin spreads to the eyes, A chuckle comes
from the belly; But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows,
and bubbles all around" Carolyn Birmingham

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. "
Victor Hugo
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24 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Laughter...the best medicine. I agree with you! Also singing out loud, no matter how you sound.
xo
Penny

Janet said...

I agree! We all could use more laughter in our lives. Laugh loud and laugh often!!

Fete et Fleur said...

Yes, more laughter in our world would cure many ills! This is a wonderful resolution. I'm going to put a post-it on my board that reads LAUGHTER.

Hugs!
Nancy

Betzie said...

This is a great post Louise and laughter is so important!!! Isn't a belly laugh wonderful? I don't have those very often, but when I do, it's such a stress reliever and so cleansing. I hope you have lots of silly, fun, happy, laughable moments this year!!!!
Smiles, Betzie

LuLu Kellogg said...

Louise, what a wonderful post! Laughter is really good for the soul.

LuLu~*xoxo

bluemuf said...

Happy New year Louise, I also agree with you. We were at the Health clinic yesterday for our flu shots and up on the wall there was a poster. Stay Healthy: exercise, eat well and laugh often.

Hugs Karen

LiLi M. said...

What a great resolution Louise! I'll join you! I think all ladies up here have excellent suggestions! I'll be thinking of you at least once a day and laugh, ok? Love the photo of your daughter and her friend. They sure know how to make fun!

Storybook Woods said...

What a perfect New Year resolution !!!! Clarice

rochambeau said...

GREAT POST LOUISE!!
Your daughter and her friend exude joy and happiness! Laughter is a true gift! Even medically it has been proven to help heal the sick. You have lit the torch and I will grab your torch and be on the ready for a laugh.

Not necessary funny but good, have you seen the movie: It's Complicated? A good one!

Hugs and a smile with crinkling eyes to you!
Constance

Chrisy said...

Yes let's do more silly things...see more silly movies...laugh more...thank you dear girl for reminding me...

rochambeau said...

Thank you Louise for your kind comment today.
Sending you smiles and more laughter!

xox
Constance

Household 6 said...

I hope you've been laughing much this year :)

shibori girl said...

Yes, DO laugh more! A worthy resolution, one which will spread to those around you. Nothing like a good flat-out belly laugh to put things right in my little world.

Kate

...... Kristina ...... said...

Her,Here Louise,
I will join you on this one!

Love Auntie Titty aka Kristina (go on laugh) XxX

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a wonderful resolution. I'm with you. Laughter makes almost everything better.

rochambeau said...

Dear Louise,
Are you wearing your tiara?
:-)

xox
Constance

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

As they say...it's better to laugh than to cry. Couldn't agree with you more! Love your daughter's pic!

rochambeau said...

Sending you a smile, Louise!
How is everything in your neck of the woods? Hows your little theater coming along??? Hope ALL is well!

xox
Constance

Household 6 said...

Are you busy laughing heartily?

:)

Thinking of you!

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rochambeau said...

Hi Louise,
What's goin' on behind that pink gate? Hope all's well! Thanks from dropping by.

xox
Constance

LuLu Kellogg said...

Laughter is definitely good for your soul and it always makes my eyes twinkle with I laugh ♥

Hope you have a wonderful day!

LuLu~*xoxo

...... Kristina ...... said...

Stopping by to say hi,
Hope all is well in your corner of the world.
Love Kristina x

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