“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