In Ann Voskamp's Advent book, The Greatest Gift, she writes about laughter. Sometimes I don't laugh very much. At school, I get overwhelmed with a sense of responsibility and forget to find the humor in the moment. Sometimes I just don't think "joke-y" people are funny and I confess that the mean side of me often says to myself, "Why does she or he ALWAYS have to joke around? Why is it so hard to be real?" Well, no wonder I can't find the humor sometimes. Crabby old Pom Pom.
Yesterday after school there were quite a few boys in my room for homework club. They were saying some pretty funny things to each other and I found myself smiling and liking them even more than I already do. Kids ARE funny!
A joyful heart, full of wonder at the birth of Jesus the KING, will be quick to laugh, right?
Here is funny Sam when she was smaller. She had her first day of preschool this week and Jenny posted a video of her sitting on the sofa singing a school song she made up. So cute! So funny! I think I'll wear my Santa hat to school today. It's definitely cold enough. Brrrrrrr!
Here, have an orange smile!
Or a cookie smile! I'm going to try to take myself less seriously today. I'll let you know if I laugh more.