Laughter

The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
Nicolas de Chamfort

I love this quote by Nicolas de Chamfort. He was a French men in the 1700s. He did not live a happy life, working hand to mouth for many years until he began working for the royal family. During the French Revolution, he was heavily involved and eventually imprisoned. The end of his life was also not happy. Yet, he found time to laugh.

Isn’t it the truth that life throws us many curve balls? We have to decide how we are going to live…focusing on the negative or glorifying the positive? I find that laughter cures so many ills. I surround myself with happy people, people that make me laugh. Wit is my favorite characteristic in people. A little wit goes a long way to making one laugh. And don’t you find that a good belly laugh is the greatest gift in any day?

But even more important is that I do what I can to make other people laugh. If I can bring joy to people, even if only for a moment, that makes me happy. Happiness begets happiness. God wants us to be happy in our daily life. I do believe that.

A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:13

So, for today, be happy. Glorify the Lord and do what you can to surround yourself with happy people filled with laughter. Better yet, be one of those people.  It’s contagious.

Hugs and blessings,

S.P.



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About Sarah Price

Author of the Amish of Lancaster Series: Fields of Corn, Hills of Wheat, Pastures of Faith, and Valley of Hope.

Posted on September 9, 2012, in Amish, Mennonite and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Happiness is one of the best medicines in our world. It helps to relieve stress, pain and make our bodies feel so much better. So I try to be in a happy mood as much as possible. I do love a good laugh and happy people to be around too. Love reading books that put me in a happy place too. God bless♥

  2. Words to live by, to say the least. My grandmother used to say laughter is the best medicine to warm the soul. I couldn’t agree more. Laughter truly is contagious; let it spread. Sarah, your books are a reflection of all you write on our blog posts. It is rare to find an author that has a happy heart to share with the world. Many blessings to you and your family and I relay my wishes for your continued success.

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