This last August I stayed with my sister and brother in law for three weeks before I moved into my college dorm. I was a little homesick, with it being my first time away from home and being nervous for school to start; Aasha was having a rough time because Jake had been away all week hunting with our Grandpa and this was their first time apart since they have been married. Being the amazing person she is she suggested we have a little fun to lift the melancholy mood. We went out and bought a box of Heath Vanilla Ice Cream, borrowed the movie Mrs. Congeniality from our Grandma and sat right in the middle of the living room floor eating the ice cream right out of the box. By the end of the night we were so full of ice cream, tired from laughing so much and my jeans were covered in melted ice cream- somehow Aasha's pants stayed clean through this whole ordeal.
I love these three quotes, especially when put together. Laughing is indeed one of the best pieces of armor that we can put on each day to help protect us from "the worst blows that life delivers" , it brings us joy among all the stresses of life and can help you survive a day that you don't feel is worth finishing out. In my life I find myself getting so caught up in the little things, (I'm a bit of a perfectionist.... OK I'm a lot of a perfectionist) I allow myself to get so weighed down that I don't remember to enjoy life, to smile, to have fun and laugh- this is dangerous. So I challenge you to schedule laughter everyday. Allow yourself to enjoy life and the little blessings it has to offer. God created this wonderful earth to enjoy and he gave us the Great Plan of Happiness so we can be happy. Let us not forget that laughter makes the soul younger, eases the stresses of life and gives you energy to carry on. I promise that if you incorporate laughter into your everyday you will push off the wrinkles and you will wake each day ready for some more. You will find yourself coping easier with the hardships of life and people will enjoy being around you more. Laughter is an essential part of our lives and its one of the best tools God has given us to put a smile on our faces.