Countless moments in my life transformed from potentially painful to miraculously wonderful thanks to power of laughter - no joke. My first kiddo wasn't simply breach, labor was a nightmare, and then a Bob Hope special hit the airwaves and filled my hospital room. Holy Cow, but his guests that night - including Sammy Davis, Jr. made me laugh so hard I nearly.... well never mind that. The point is, laughter, when we leave room for it in our lives, can transform just about everything. That's part of what I loved about hospice nursing - the incredible moments of laughter shared with family and loved ones of which I was blessed to be a part.
Life with D causes a fair amount of stress at times, and lately we've allowed this to drag us down. So, today Big Sis (aka Honey Bees) and her husband Monster are taking the kids, their dad, and I to see the Harlem Globe Trotters. I simply can't wait, not just to be marveled at the amazing feats of Basketball Wizardry, but at the chance to spend an entire day with family simply Laughing. For a moment, I nearly got caught up in the drama of what the event center will and won't allow, the fight to get in with all of Miss N's D supplies intact. But I made a promise to the kids and myself - today we give ourselves over to the beauty of humor and laughter in our lives. Everything else? I trust the universe is honorable, enjoys a good laugh, and all will fall into place.
Is there room for laughter in your life today?
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