I posted not long ago about my thoughts on how a simple downpour can paralyze the metro.
Last Friday, I was one of the unlucky, or maybe just one of the blessed, ones who were caught in the frenzy of a downpour and flooding. I left work hoping against all hope that even with the flashes of lightning and thunder I can make it to my sister’s workplace and then home. There was no rain, just lightning and thunder. I guess I cannot completely escape the week without really getting showered on. Downpour is okay, I like rain… but flooding and getting stranded, ugh!!!
There were 3 blessings that night that I am very grateful for.
Laughter. Not only the best medicine. Not only music to the ears. Laughter, for me, is my lifeline. As long as I can laugh, I am alive, I will sure to live on. To laugh is not insanity or craziness, it’s my outlet. As long as I can find something to laugh about – my boo-boo’s, funny stories, corny jokes, amusing events – I know that my life is worth-living.
God loves a cheerful giver. And I believe He also loves the person who can laugh about trials, not because it’s funny or he’s trying to get away with it by laughing, but because he lifted it up to Him and laugh at how great and wonderful God’s sense of humor is and trusting He will surely deliver.
Haunted by a sin, trapped by a fear, one need only to pray, to call on God, to rejoice in Him and watch how wonderful things turn out. And the result, you’ll laugh about it – how eaten up you’ve been by your sins and fears, how you’ve forgotten you have a BIG GOD who is ALWAYS in control and how you’ve stressed yourself, growing wrinkles by thinking too much and wallowing in your problems.
Laugh. Laughter normally won’t solve the problem, but it gives your life a push, it makes you feel life is good after all, and it makes you feel good inside. From there, shifting your focus from your situation and lightening up a bit, you will view yourself better, and find it in your heart the strength to keep going. Because, after all, all is well that ends well and all is fun that ends in laughter.