Friday, September 2, 2011

Laughter Really is the Best Medicine



Sometimes I feel as though I take my life way too seriously. My dad sometimes says (more so when I was a little younger) that I think the world revolves around Katie, and everyone else is just living in my world. In the times where I have a healthy grasp on this life in the here and now is when I feel like I'm truly living life to the fullest! I went to see a movie last night with one of my good friends. It was a serious movie, but there was a part in it that both me and my friend could not stop hysterically laughing at (even though that was not the intention of the scene at all). In that moment I was thinking about how no matter what it is you may be going through, whatever valley you might be in at this time, laughter can make things better if only for a short time. Any ounce of drama I may have, any hard time I am going through, is not only making me stronger but it is healed the quickest I have found when I am able to laugh about it. Not right away, certainly not in the moment itself, but eventually when I can take the seriousness out of it all and laugh is when I find the deepest healing. I included a scene from one of my favorite movies of all time, "Steel Magnolias," because it shows in cinematography what I am trying to describe with my words. So here's to dropping our heads back, showing all our teeth and holding our tummies, let's let laughter in our lives more! Sound good? And you can start by watching this clip because it never fails to put a smile to my face.

Love and Giggles

-Kate

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