Thursday, 14 April 2016

L is for Laugh

I decided on the heading word for each day before April begun. As I'm writing this, it's Wednesday 13th (yes, I like to get a little ahead when I can) and my first thought when seeing "laugh" was to change it. It's not like anyone would know, anyway.

Everyone need to laugh now and then. There's a saying - "a good laughter prolongs life", and I think it's true in many ways. To laugh is good for both body and mind, and it's contagious in the way that if one or two is laughing it's hard to not join them.

Today is no day for laughs, most would say. My mother-in-law died yesterday (read: Tuesday). It did not come totally unecpected. She's been ill for a long time, better for a time then worse again. Not that that matters. She will still be missed, probably more than she ever could have imagined.

I stuck to the theme of laughter, because we need it. Now, in times of sorrow and mourning, we need it more than ever. We will not give in, will not give up, will not stop laughing.

She would not want us to.


  1. My condolences on your loss.
    I'm happy to read you're looking up even when most would expect you to look down.

  2. Your post is full of love and loss, whilst expressing the determination to find the joy in a life lived. A virtual hug to you and I wish you much strength in this sad time.