Laughter is imperative to recover from brain injury and all other issues that affect your health. If it were not for keeping a sense of humor one does not know how one could survive. There have and continue to be plenty of tears shed in the meantime. They aren’t just your tears, but those closest to one’s situation…that care and love one. They also suffer immensely without education or help.
Most have learned to laugh with me, but they cry with me too. They probably cry because I make them absolutely miserable at times! I think we’re not crying about the same thing…at least most of the time! Yes, I wish I could change things but I’m not sure if it’s the injury that is the worse or the ignorance and the games people play with one’s life that is the horror of brain injury.
You might have already heard this one because this is now about 2 decades old, and my neuropsychologist said she was going to share this one with others! Life gets complicated with brain injury. The simplest of things you never think about can become very confusing.
Shortly after my injury I discovered I needed to label things so I would remember what I read. So I made two piles of information and I marked them “Read”. It took me a few days to realize that I did not know whether that meant that I “Read” the information or I need to “Read” the information.
It was all good though…I had plenty of time to read and I was entertained again anyway because I never remembered reading anything a first time so it was all new to me again! Entertainment was so cheap. One magazine could last forever. By time I finished reading the magazine it was time to start reading it again!
Speaking of labeling things…Read or Read? I was reading labels yesterday. I was never one to care who made what! Name brands just didn’t mean much to me. I was the conservative type. So I was wondering what new labels were: Made by Liz Claiborne, Jessica Simpson, Gloria Vanderbilt, Earth, Adidas, New Balance?
I checked my name brand label yesterday. It was worn with age and I couldn’t read it. Then I realized there was nothing to read because I was simply “Made by God”! It doesn’t get any better then that.
- The Quest for Higher Laughter (queenoflight88.wordpress.com)
- Laugh it up! (butterflywarrior.typepad.com)
- Hope Laughs. (crittyjoy.com)
- Is Laughter the Best Medicine? (arganesh3.wordpress.com)
- Brain is Critical in Responding to Humor (socyberty.com)