Some days I catch myself. I stop, take breathes and say, you have become very serious. I give myself permission to laugh, to lighten up, to go looking for the joy that I know already exists. I become a little more intentional about letting go, letting laughter ooze into my pores, relaxing into a belly laugh, deep crows-feet laden smiles, and breathe in pure joy.
Today is Day 9.
I love the visual imagery these quotes from Ann Lamott bring to my soul-weary self. It gives me permission to loosen up and to rejoice with Creator God. Celebrate that He designed laughter. Acknowledge that joy is deeply healing and necessary. I am going looking in an intentional way for more joy, more humor, more silliness.
Shall we be silly together.
Ready, Set, Go Notice.
Joy is the best make-up.–Ann Lamott
Laughter is carbonated holiness — Ann Lamott
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I am also on twitter, facebook and on instagram. Today I shall look for joy and post what I find on my instagram feed. Off to lighten up, to let the tears of laughter roll.
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3 thoughts on “In Which I Look For Mid-Week Joy”
The professor was very taken with this blog. Internal & eternal joy what more can be sought? The professor relishes the thought of tears of laughter rolling. He is vexed often into tears more than he’d like to admit. BUT tears of laughter hmm – yes, YES, indeed!
Thank you for this celebration of laughter. We forget how very important an ingredient it is in this life. So glad you’re noticing! Love these quotes on laughter, too. xoxo