I woke up this morning with a pounding headache and a sore throat with just a hint of lethargy thrown in for good measure. Dirty stop out I hear you cry…..rude!
As you know I’m spending a week in the forest with my closets friends, sadly my hubby couldn’t come with us due to his new job. Anyway we were sitting around last night play a game called Articulate, it’s a fun game where you have to describe a word or phrase without saying the word itself. It started off very well and we got through the round without hitch, my team won, in your face!
However on the second round about half way through we got a fit of the giggles, I couldn’t even tell you what stared it. My friend Winnie, (not his real name), just couldn’t keep a straight face which led me into it and I set off Dominique, (again not real name). Before long we are all having trouble breathing and keep upright. The laughter was so infectious it spread round the group like the clap in a brothel. It was brilliant, we had a blast and it is sooooo good for the soul. We had to stop looking at each other in the end and we gave up on the game.
The gift of laughter between friends is precious and I believe heals all manor of things. When you think that a childs laughter bring a smile to your face, well it does me, how happy does it make you feel. When I have been in a very low place, I never hide the fact that I have had 2 emotional breakdowns and have spent weeks in therapy which did help but what gets me through the low points….laughter.
My advice, laugh as often as you can with whoever you can! Now I’m off to take some painkillers for my sore throat and headache but I don’t regret the fun we had last night! Now start laughing!