He Who Laughs, Laughs Better Together

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”                   – Proverbs 17:22

“If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.” – Robert Frost

I have noticed something; I laugh much more, louder, and deeper when I am with other people.  Now you would think that this would be obvious, but the other night my husband was traveling and I decided to watch reruns of “Everybody Loves Raymond” to have a good laugh and relax before bed.  After all, upon previous watchings, my hubby and I would laugh almost to the point of crying.  However, I watched this time quietly, almost vegetatively.  I was happy somewhere on the inside, felt amused at times, but there was no laughing out loud, guffaws, etc.  Why was that?  I felt somewhat mad at myself for my lack of outward enjoyment.  (as I always feel so much better after I laugh for awhile 🙂  )

It’s the companionship that was missing.  The other person that’s with you that is also laughing at the same thing, or starts the laughing, and then you can’t help but join in.  The laughter that continues long after the punch line, until you don’t really know why you’re laughing anymore.

So now hubby is back home, happily, and last night we watched a show and laughed and laughed.  And it felt great.   Slainte, Lisa


6 thoughts on “He Who Laughs, Laughs Better Together

  1. Life, and yes laughter, is so much better when there are others to enjoy it with. I am fortunate enough to also be in the same position as you. After having been in both situations, I also like to enjoy life and laughter with some really special individuals. Thanks for the reminder to appreciate those who make life so great.

  2. That’s very deep, Lisa. I guess I never really thought of that. But, upon reflection, I believe that I have laughed harder when with loved ones or friends than I do on my own.

    • There’s so many things I’ve never thought of until I think of them, and then I become too aware of it. haha Then all my laughing is self-conscious for awhile until I stop thinking about it. Ok….I’ll stop writing now. 🙂

  3. Awwww…Mom that is so sweet! 😀 Companionship is one of the greatest gifts God has given to us and we should never neglect it! I am uplifted that you guys enjoy each others company so much! Keep up the good blog and I will see you this weekend!

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