Friday, October 23, 2009

A cheerful heart is good medicine...

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Andrew and I have been dealing with so much emotional and physical hardship that at times it has been hard to laugh. Sometimes the best cure for a hurting heart is as simple as laughter. Laughing and being cheerful keeps you alive... it helps put your life and circumstances into a different perspective. Grieving is hard, very painful, and takes time, but the gift that the Lord uses often to lift our heart out of those dark places is laughter. Surrounding yourself with funny people, watching America's Funniest Home Videos, and remembering those times that you almost had an accident in your pants because something was SO funny will literally bring a smile to your face. Most of all, read scripture (especially Proverbs and Psalms) and learn how much you will benefit from being cheerful. That is great medicine!!

So I am a notorious giggler... I mean really... it is bad!

I giggle when things are going good and bad. It is kind of a nervous twitch. I encourage you to find your inner giggle. It will annoy your spouse and co-workers, but it is good for the soul.

To help you find your inner giggle watch this clip. If this does not make you giggle then you need help!

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