Thursday, July 21, 2011

Laughter

Then our mouth was filled with laughter...The Lord has done great things for us and we are glad.  Psalm 126:2-3

People often say they would like to be a fly on the wall in our house, just to get a glimpse into what life is like with so many kids.  Well, if we didn't swat you flat first you would hear a lot of laughing & play happening.
Don't get me wrong, we still argue, the kids fight, people get mad & frustrated with each other.  We are definitely not Leave it to Beaver! But at the end of the day, I can safely say that there has been more laughter in our home than other. 
Our life isn't perfect.  I blog about how un-perfect our life really is.  We have problems...serious problems.  But, we try not to dwell on our troubles, but instead on the good things that God has done for us.  That list is a lot more fun to make.
Our family is good at laughing with each other.  We can even get away with laughing at someone as long as we don't cross the line.  We have fun together and (depending on their age) my kids like coming home. (Preteens & young teenagers never like being home. :o)  At least not mine.)  We enjoy watching movies together with all the kids crowded on our bed.  We enjoy listening to Dad tell stories that his dad told him about life in the 1940's as poor dirt farmers & the crazy things he & his brothers used to do. We really enjoy laughing about things the kids did when they were little.  Like the time that Josh dared Ashley to spray paint his butt with silver spray paint!  Yep, she did it!

Laughter is good for you!
Did you know there are heart doctors who actually prescribe their heart patients at least 2 laughs a day.  It is that good for your cardiovascular system.  Not just a giggle!  But a whole body, until you pee in your pants kind of laugh!

It is easier for me to laugh & enjoy my day when I am focused on the good things God has done.

Laugh!  I dare ya! Below is a video that might help.

Tim Hawkins on Moms





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