Frodo says "hi" to all of you, isn't he a cutie?? He loves when I grab the camera, it usually means a walk about the yard and exploration for him. Yesterday after dinner we all went for a short walk. This was the first walk since my ankle injury. Walking inspires interesting conversations and observations of our neighborhood. I'm thinking that spring is slowly showing its signs. I've seen two cardinals singing to each other, they are dating currently and possibly considering a family.
This past week I had the pleasure to sit and wait at a doctor's office for a check up appointment. While sitting and doing a crossword puzzle, I managed to also people watch. Call me nosy but it just can't be helped. I find other people fascinating and if they talk loud enough for me to hear, well so be it. Anyways, in front of me was an elderly wheelchair bound woman and her companion who was slightly less elderly. The companion stated that her doctor told her she should laugh more. She expressed to the wheelchair lady "there is nothing to laugh about anymore".
In that single moment I felt blessed. How wonderful is it that I have laughter in my life? I believe that I chuckle here and there every day. It might be something that I've heard, read or maybe the kids have told me a story. My husband is quite talented at delivering one liners that make me smile. Laughter is such a dear commodity and I struggled the urge to make the lady laugh about anything! When I am at my most worried frantic state, that is when I'm the funniest. It eases my mind, relieves the stress and lightens my mental load.
So today I am grateful for finding the funny in my ordinary days. I am grateful for the family members before me who shared their love of laughter and sense of humor.
-My grandmother had a smile on her face during her life that was radiant and contagious.
-My dad has an unusual sense of humor and I find myself sounding more like him as I age (think corny). -My uncle who weaves a tale that lasts forever with a twinkle in his eye.
I watch my children chatting with random movie quotes flying through the air that end in fits of laughter. I believe the future generation will continue the tradition.
Have a great weekend and may you always find something to smile about :)