Thursday, November 8, 2012

{day eight} laughter cures what ails you...

'A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter
 on one's lips is a sign that the person
 down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.'
Hugh Sidney

Laughter is the best medicine.

It's good for the soul.  And it can cure what ails you.

Today, I am so grateful for laughter. And the ability to not take things so seriously.

This morning, while I was ironing clothes for work and school, my baby girl was using the potty. {Yes, we are in the throes of toddler potty training.  Help!}. When I stepped out of the restroom, she was looking at her book.

It wasn't a few seconds later when I heard the dreaded noise.

Kerplunk.      Splash

'Honey, what did she just drop in the potty?'

And it wasn't the answer I was expecting.

'It was your phone.'

Oh no!  Say it isn't so!

I don't have one of those fancy schmancy covers on my phone. So I knew in a split second this wasn't good news.

Our cellphones are our connection with the outside world. We don't have a landline. And I use my phone a good deal for work.

So, you can see that this situation poses quite the dilemma.

My sweet husband did the duty of retrieving the phone. And I did my best to dry it off.

Everything seems to be working. With the exception of the camera and the phone. I can not hear incoming callers unless they are on speaker.

With Christmas approaching, the thought of replacing my phone tends to be a bit stressful.  Yes, I have insurance on the phone, but that's not the point.

But on the way to my daughter's school, the laughter came. And the stress dissipated. Just like that.

'Mama phone schwim. Potty.'

I nearly had an accident from laughing so hard. And not the deadly kind. More of the embarrassing, have-to-change-my-clothes kind, if you catch my drift. {wink, wink!}

So, today, I am most thankful for laughter. For being able to take what could have been a stressful situation and turn it around into something to laugh about.  Something to remember with a smile.  A memory to scribble on my heart.  And in my daughter's journal.

Laughter is good for the soul.

It can cure what ails you.

Never take life too seriously. There will always be something to laugh about.  Always.

'A day without laughter is a day wasted.'
Charlie Chaplin

1 comment:

  1. Oh rats! I guess all toddler moms need to put waterproof iPhone cases on our Christmas wish lists?