As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul. — A Jewish Proverb
Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. — Lord Byron
There’s nothing like a good laugh. Who has made you laugh when you really needed to?
Barb: It’s sappy, but I have to say my husband Bill Carito. Recently, with Bill’s brother’s help, we put up 84 pieces of art and photographs at our new home. As you might guess, there were some disagreements–about what went where, how high it should be, whether it was straight, etc. But we also laughed all day–and we got the job done. Which is pretty much all you can ask of a partnership, I think.
Edith: On Sunday Hugh and I spent the day with our favorite eleven- and eight-year olds. We played multiple rounds of a card game in the afternoon and laughed our heads off at everything – at how Mr. J has trouble sorting the cards in his hands, at Hugh having the same trouble, at Miss B making too many bluffs and having to take nearly the entire deck, and at me for all kinds of things, too. It was the kind of fun you can only have with children around and I loved it.
Sherry: I grew up in a house with a lot of laughter. My dad loved to tell jokes and had a quick wit. It shaped my life in many ways. I’m attracted to friends who laugh, enjoy inserting humor into my books, and my lovely husband is good at dishing it out, but taking it too.
Liz: Once again, my good friend Glenn makes an appearance on the Wickeds. He’s the funeral director and also the guy I identified as my odd couple match. I think one of the reasons we’ve been friends for 20+ years is because when we’re together, we mostly laugh the entire time. Over stupid, nonsensical things, or old jokes from when we worked together (yes, 20 years ago). It’s one of the best things about our friendship.
Julie: My sisters make me laugh. We’ll be talking about something fairly serious, and one of us cracks a joke and before long I can’t breath because I’m laughing. The best gift of all.
Readers: Where do you find the gift of laughter?