Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Best Fix

"I have seen what a laugh can do.

It can transform almost unbearable tears

into something bearable, even hopeful. ”

Bob Hope

May we all find a way to find more laughter in our lives. Almost all of my memories involve laughter, even those of my grandparents funerals. My relatives have a way of remembering the good and enjoying the lives of those around them. My poor grandfather was going to be without is wife of 50+ years and we were all gathered around in their home. He was going to miss her desperately, but having us all around enjoying one another helped. Grandpa wasn't able to laugh when we were, but I believe it helped to make things bearable for him.

The best way our family knows to get out of a battle of wits amongst ourselves is to break the tension with a laugh. More often than not, laughing at our absurdities helps us get over the anger. And let's face it, most of our battles are absurd and are based on stubborn pride. Pride that needs to be laughed out to bring it back down into perspective.


Sara said...

Ha, ha! Earlier this evening the kids were at each other's throats. Everyone was crying. (Scott, FYI, was gone at a farewell dinner for his old boss.) My answer? Take everyone to Burger King! My way worked, but yours is definitely healthier. :-)

April said...

Amen, sister! If Ryan and I are laughing we know we are not doomed.