Monday, January 29, 2007

Laughter Is The Best Medicine





Laughing is such a natural ability for me. I enjoy my friends who understand my humor, or at least pretend to. So the last few days, we had two families, that are very dear to us, come in and stay so that they could attend a funeral.


You prepare by purchasing a truck load of groceries to meet everyone's needs and maybe, if they're lucky, a few wants. You clean your house, change bedsheets, and get all the towels washed and smelling good. You do all this in hopes that after all the tiny details have been completed, you can move on with the business at hand, which is catching up and LAUGHING!


Each night we stayed up WAY past a parents' bedtime, making sure that everyone was decked out in pj pants and mismatched t-shirts. You put all the kids to bed, and lounge around on a big red sectional (Yes, I mentioned it again..hehehe) and talk til your hoarse. You can drink too much coffee, rub your nose like nobodies business, and they all know why! The best moments are when you can just be you, and everyone has a great time.


Good friends are when you can get up with swollen eyes, a little mascara residue sticking to your face, your hair plastered to your head, and plop down on the couch like you just don't care. Having confidence that everyone knows what you CAN look like when you actually TRY to be presentable, but on any given morning that you look like you've been through the wringer, they just don't care.


Well, that's the kind of friends we had over. It was the best! I giggled enough (as usual) that I shouldn't have to do any sit ups for a week. My stomach muscles are rock solid from all the belly laughs. I feel rejuvenated and happy that I have such great friends!


12 comments:

momto3blessings said...

Sounds like alot of fun. I NEED to get up there and spend some time with you.

momto3blessings said...

I forgot to say . I really miss our trips to starbucks and barnes and noble. I sure miss those days.

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Randi said...

Your visit sounds like a real blessing--especially the rock hard stomach muscles! ;)

The Martin's said...

Hearty laughter is the best, especially when not done alone. lol I love having friends like that,comfort and humor all rolled into one.

marykathryn said...

Laughing is so much fun that sometimes you do forget it does have it's health benefits as well..thanks for the reminder..hehe
Good friends are hard to find and great friends are even harder, so that is why you and Den are such a treasure. I'm sure your friends went away feeling very blessed. I know we do!!!!!

marykathryn said...

Laughing is so much fun that sometimes you do forget it does have it's health benefits as well..thanks for the reminder..hehe
Good friends are hard to find and great friends are even harder, so that is why you and Den are such a treasure. I'm sure your friends went away feeling very blessed. I know we do!!!!!

Anna said...

I LOVE times like those! There is nothing better than laughing until your face hurts! When you find people that can make you do that...and do that with you...those are definately keepers! Laughter IS the best medicine for pretty much everything!

Nicole said...

It sounds like ya'll had an awesome time. I love to have REAL friends come over and do that with. I laugh REALLY loud, so I always know that if I am laughing loud and I totally don't care who hears me, THOSE are my friends. I agree, laughter cures a LOT of things.

scahays said...

What a sweet post. Those must have been some reeeaallllly special friends!!!! Thanks so much for an awesome weekend!

Leah said...

What a lot of FUN!! Sounds like you had a blast! Laughter IS good medicine so you should be all set and healthy this new year! =)

cherrie said...

I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed myself. I hope that we can have many more. Keep us in your prayers. And feel free to keep in contact at anytime. By the way I need much more laughter my stomach needs the work out. Love you guys lots. Give that baby a huge hug and kiss. Tell the boys hi.