Laughter as medicine … where is it

30 Jan

Sometimes life seems so serious and even the most obvious things are hard to provoke a good hearty laugh.  Laughing makes you feel better!  It takes fewer muscles in the face to smile than to frown! Start smiling, then they will wonder why you are walking around smiling! You can laugh at the silly things in life, the goofy things one does, or what others blame on you!

Rather then cry at some things happening around one I have chosen to share a few in laughter.  Every parent will admit that their children will ask where something is, and you know they haven’t looked for it.  The plan for children and teenagers is that parent will find the missing item for them.  We fall for it nearly every time!

Do you see Cinnamon Sugar anywhere?

Do you see Cinnamon Sugar anywhere?

I walked into the kitchen and my spouse was frustrated and appeared lost … even though he’s sitting calmly eating his breakfast.  I should have known, he’s rarely calm … an anxious individual by nature. Immediately he said “Where is the cinnamon sugar”?  My response was “I don’t know I never use it!”

I listened to his rationale of all the places he thought it would be.  I asked if he looked in the cupboard where we keep it he blurted out “Yes!”.  Without thinking I opened the cupboard to look for myself … and guess what!  There it was right in front of me!  I was baffled at how anyone could miss it, but we just laughed together.  He said I looked in there I never saw it!

How many times have we told our children “It’s right in front of your face!”  Well, this was that case of being right in front of our face!  It was never missing!  Right in plain sight!

My mom use to tell us “If it had legs we still wouldn’t find it!”  This was one of those times … if it had legs and moving about the kitchen we wouldn’t have seen it even if we fell over it!

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4 responses to “Laughter as medicine … where is it

  1. markinidaho

    January 30, 2013 at 12:12 am

    I’ve heard of face blindness but is there such a thing as spice blindness? Those of us with brain injury are entitled to these brain farts. What about everybody else?

  2. Three Well Beings

    January 31, 2013 at 1:00 am

    I grew up with “if it were a snake it would bit you!” I do admire the laughing in spite of it all. You set a good example, Edie!


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