Belly Laugh

I am sure there is no better sound in the world than a baby belly laughing… especially if it is your baby.

And for a moment you become more than willing to be the clown, to make silly sounds and funny dance moves, because sometimes we need a bit of crazy to find our normal.

We all need more laughter, more joy. ” Do you still laugh,” my one friend asked in an e-mail, and I’ve had to admit that I do, but not often enough.

I watch a fair amount of funny clips on YouTube and funny things happen in daily life as an expat in a country where most people cannot speak English very well.  (For example when they send someone to cut your “glass” instead of your “grass” because you pointed at the window when you tried to explain.)

However, laughing at something is not the same as the laughing that comes from a place deep within. Selfishness is stealing our ability to laugh at ourselves, and pride makes us laugh at others instead of with them.

I used to love metaphors and puns – now I’ve learned to just let it go, because a joke is not so funny if you have to explain it, and a lot of humor gets lost in translation.

Instead, I’m learning to belly laugh again without needing a reason. To embrace the moments of silliness’. To have my mourning turned into dancing as joy comes in the morning.

Because a new day dawns each morning, as it always does. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve had to get up during the night, or how many times you failed yesterday; your perspective changes as the new light breaks.

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. –  Proverbs 17:22

Even better than laughter – there is joy to be found.. True joy that will fill us up and make our lives full and overflowing.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.  – Matthew 13:44 KJV

I hope that your life will be filled with this priceless joy and a lot of belly laughing!

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for the reminder of baby belly laughing. It makes me want to google baby belly laughs 🙂 And thank you for highlighting the importance of laughing and enjoying the moment

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