The power of laughter…

Ever had one of those weeks where things seem a little harder than usual to tolerate, when your house feels like a prison from which your only escape depends on that teetering pile of ironing that  (if you are lucky) will topple over and smother you, thereby freeing you from a. having to iron it and b. housework in general!

I was spoiled—I grew up in a country where domestic help was affordable for my family. I look longingly into the recesses of my memory for a Betty, Sophie or Precious to come rescue me from this endless list of thankless tasks! I will resist the temptation here to overdramatise things by saying “Arbeit macht frei.” I won’t even mention it!

Anyway, I was just going to offer up one of those little posts in honour of my friend Mel who came to visit me a few days ago now and brought with her the most healing gift I know—laughter. Over several cups of tea (the other healing gift I treat with great respect), we laughed and laughed at everything and nothing. We laughed until we cried, we laughed until we couldn’t breathe and our faces went red, we laughed till we peed…well almost. My stomach ached for at least a day afterwards… and my soul floated heavenward with gratitude for the friends who fill my life with riches that money can’t buy.

Beautiful friends, you fill my life with sunshine. Thank you for the quirky, unique, motley bunch you are! You make me a better person by loving me and letting me love you in return.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kate Swaffer
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 08:57:31

    Love, laughter, God, and girlfriends… what more to make a perfect day.



  2. Mel
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 00:32:49

    I had a great time too and your beautiful gift of words has expressed all I felt to. What a great day, and always love getting your love.



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