Saturday, July 4, 2015

Laughter is a Mini Vacation.

Two weeks ago I had a visit with two of my sisters.
It's been quite a long time since the three of us were together.
We sat around a campfire out by the water's edge....and we laughed.
We weren't laughing "at" anyone...we were just laughing about silliness....you know?
The more we laughed, the funnier everything seemed.
THE BEST LAUGHTER, THE LAUGHTER THAT CAN HEAL, THE LAUGHTER THAT HAS THE TRUEST RING, THE  LAUGHTER THAT FLOWERS OUT OF A LOVE FOR LIFE AND ITS GIVER.
MAXINE HANCOCK


Someone would snort, and that turned into hilarity.
LAUGHING AT OURSELVES AS WELL AS WITH EACH OTHER GIVES A SURPRISING SENSE OF TOGETHERNESS.
HAZEL C. LEE

Our past was forgotten.
The abuse from our childhood was left where it should be....in the past.
The three of us were able to enjoy each other "in the moment".
WHOLE-HEARTED, READY LAUGHTER HEALS, ENCOURAGES, RELAXES ANYONE WITHIN HEARING DISTANCE. THE LAUGHTER THAT SPRINGS FROM LOVE MAKES WIDE THE SPACE AROUND-GIVES ROOM FOR THE LOVED ONE TO ENTER.
EUGENIA PRICE
OUR MOUTHS WERE FILLED WITH LAUGHTER, OUR TONGUES WITH SONGS OF JOY. PSALM 126:2 NIV
By the end of the evening we all had charlie horses in our cheeks, and joy in our hearts. It was the best visit in a very long time....like a mini vacation!
Take time to laugh. It is the music of the soul.
Thank you Dee, and Chrissy.....I had a blast!!! Love you guys!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Debbie
xo

14 comments:

  1. You just don't know how much this blessed and touched my heart. We don't laugh enough. I was just telling my dearest that yesterday....we need to laugh more...Thanks for a great reminder and a beautiful time with your sisters.

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  2. Greetings to you and I just loved these words, as you are right laughter is just like a mini vacation from the cares of this world. I just wanted to wish you and yours a lovely 4th of July!
    May your whole weekend be filled with joy! So glad you had a good time with your sisters! I am missing my sisters today...
    Much Love, Roxy

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  3. Debbie, I am so happy you had that healing time with your sisters. I hope it leads to many more gatherings. You left the painful past where it needs to be in the past...do not carry it around with you. Letting go and forgiving is so healing for our hearts and souls. Bless you dear friend, Love, Susie

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  4. I agree with the laughing part---I'm envious that you have sisters to do that with. My sisters are so far apart in distance and in thoughts...I don't feel we will ever laugh or do anything again. No pity party here...I miss them but also don't want to start over. Love your story but your post brought back memories and yes, our laughter was great!

    Jane x

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  5. Good Morning Debbie
    I just love laughing.I do it all day with my girls and husband. I love that you and your sisters had such a good time, laughing and just being together. You are blessed to have sisters. I only have one brother and he is far far away in another country. Enjoy your time with them. Hope your weekend is fabulous my friend
    deezie

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  6. I have 2 sisters and when ever we get together there is always a lot of laughter too. Laughter is truly the best ! Glad you had the opportunity to get together with yours. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday !

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  7. Debbie I absolutely agree - Laughter resets your body and mind to being able to accept joy. Laughter and conversation when it fills the air is the music of heaven.

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  8. My sister came and stayed with us for 4 days a couple of weeks ago and she and I laughed so hard! One night we ended up watching You Tube video's at one in the morning, laughing our heads off at how corny some of our favorite songs sound now:) Laughter IS the best medicine!

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  9. I agree with you and with all the quotes. Laughter is the best and helps us to live better.Lovely pictures.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  10. Of course, I love the ironstone pitcher of flowers. I love to laugh too. I laugh til I snort and it's laughter because of the snorting. And the laughter continues. The Mr. and I were watching Everybody Loves Raymond and he said, "Have you ever listened to the audience laughter?" I think it was live but some is staged. I did and we laughed not at the show but at the laughter. Isn't that beautiful. The best medicine for sure!

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  11. Debbie,
    There is nothing better than laughing with your Sisters. I can be down about something and when I hear my sister's voice I am immediately happy. We sometimes laugh ourselves silly to the point of crying. Love your post.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. Laughter truly is good for the soul!!! Great post and lovely photos.
    And thank you for your lovely visit!
    Mary Alice

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  13. What a wonderful post! We all need to take more time for good old fashioned laughter! :)
    Susan

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  14. Beautiful pictures, and just a very wonderful post about laughter... truly joy and laughter can cover a multitude of problems, and bring a new perspective! I'm so glad you were able to leave the past behind, and enjoy the moments together! Praise God for the joy that He gives! :)

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