Friday, April 15, 2011

Day 516 of Giving Thanks - Sue King

Just been talking over facebook with some friends and the tears are rolling down my cheeks as we laugh together about little things that have happened. It is a beautiful sharing of hearts and I am feeling so encouraged and lifted by it.

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a brokenspirit drieth the bones." ~Proverbs 17:22.

The saying that ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is truth. When we stop to see the lighter side of things it is hard to be stressed, upset, tired or angry anymore. Laughter is a beautiful gift from a loving God who knew that His children would need it. Since we are made in His image, I believe that He also sees the ‘funny’ side of life- like some of the strangely put together animals He made.

Laughter is like a safety valve. When we are stretched to the absolute limit we can either laugh or cry! Sometimes tears are the only option but often….that ray of humour exposes itself and the laughter runs free.

I love the way children laugh so freely and so often at the smallest things. And why are they so ticklish all over??? It’s like God knew that once the cares of the world descended we would lose our ability to appreciate the funny side of life so He gave us a double dose when we could really enjoy it. Pronounce a word wrong, wear an odd piece of clothing, pretend to walk funny and the fits of laughter begin. God’s beautiful medicine for the soul.

Humour breaks down barriers. It relaxes people….shows their humanity. Crying works the same but I’d rather have a laugh to achieve the same objective. In life we just can’t take ourselves too seriously. We live at God’s leading by God’s grace. We are told to take on the cares for this day only. We are told not to worry or fret about what might be.

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (Philippians 4:6)

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” ~Matthew 6:25

He has it all under control. He has it all covered. So let’s lighten up…hand the cares over to the one who has real control and power, and share a laugh and love with family and friends.

Shawn Delia Boreta

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