Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Good Old Laugh

"Laughter can relieve tension, soothe the pain of disappointment, and strengthen the spirit for the formidable tasks that always lie ahead."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower
Did you ever notice how wondrous a thing laughter can be? It can immediately break tension, reduce stress and simply brighten up one's day! Little Chick's laugh is contagious! I find that when I look at her or hear her laughing I instantly smile! I think all children have such an innocence in their happiness and laughter, the people around them can't help but smile or giggle! But how often do we find ourselves truly having a good old belly laugh each day? We get so caught up in schedules, daily tasks and simply getting things done, that we may miss plenty of opportunities to lighten up a bit and let out a good hearty laugh! I try to be silly as much as I can with Little Chick, but there are times when I know I might be missing the chance to giggle because I am trying to get something done. As I watch my daughter's birthday coming up and how fast the time has zipped on by, I realize that "getting something done" is nowhere near as important as the opportunity to have a good laugh!
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23 comments:

  1. I'm thoroughly enjoying reading your posts! Thank you for the follow and now I am following you back....Have a great weekend!

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  2. that post was GREAT! I love stopping and having a good laugh...the kind that makes your cheeks and sides hurt! Thanks for reminding me that I need to stop and do it MORE often:)

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  3. i realized that in a day i would probably smile for about 15minutes max 'cause i too am so caught up with things to be done. this is a great reminder for me! =)

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  4. I just posted something about Ben that made me smile. You should hop on over and check it out.
    I'm a full-time mummy (How To Exercise Your Toddler's Brain?)

    Btw, I also posted an article on Good Friends, and although I didn't mention your name specifically, I'd like to thank you for your trouble in highlighting to me on my blog commenting issues.
    I'm a full-time mummy (What Makes a Good Friend?)

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  5. That is my philosophy on life. Just keep laughing. It makes everything better.

    Thanks for adding my button to your blog love and sorry it was such a little rebel and not cooperating!

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  6. Greetings, Mama Hen-when I was younger, a friend had an album that featured a band playing music. One member hit an obviously wrong note (maybe the tuba or something loud and brassy), and someone started to laugh. Then others began laughing until the entire band was in stitches. I would listen to that and literally be doubled over and racked with laughter. That little recording proves that laughter is contagious. I love to laugh-it feels so good and is indeed therapeutic as well. I try to never miss an opportunity to laugh until I cry. Your description of Little Chick's laugh makes me think of the movie, Monster's Inc.

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  7. Little chick has a contagious smile!! Each time i visit and see her pictures i cannot help but smile along...:) She's so full of love and joy.

    Thanks for this sweet post!
    Ruth
    Underneath His Wrapping

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  8. so true!! little chick's smile is so bright -- i bet her laugh is a great one : )

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  9. I love the colors on this site!

    And I agree...that laughter is the best. When our little guy started laughing around 3 months, that was our sole purpose in life - to get more giggles out of him!

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  10. My daughter's laugh is one of my favorite things ever!! She is very intense, so she doesn't laugh often, but when she does it is so great! It's like a belly laugh. She only does it about once a day, but she did it the other day when my husband had a really rough day at work & it just cheered up our whole house!

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  11. Laughter is truly the best medicine. Its the string that binds us...and as a mom of five, and grandma of six...enjoy every minute because they grow up too fast...thanks for following...

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  12. There is really nothing like a good laugh. I can only imagine how cute Lil Chicks is. You should record it and post it that way anyone who comes to your site in a funk can click play and instantly cheer up. Thanks for the reminder to live in the moment with KLV. Thanks for stopping by TVs Take today. I've been watching your followers - WOW. When I started following you I think you had under 200, look at you now Mama. People love you! Have a great weekend

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  13. man I could use a good laugh today. life has not been funny enough lately :(

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  14. Your blog is beautiful! Thanks for the follow, I will gladly follow back. I have always said that laughter is the BEST medicine. By the way, how the heck to you get over 700 followers and over 2,000 profile views when you just started this blog in April of this year (according to your profile)?? Wow!

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Just following back!

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  16. Amen, to that! Laughter is the best thing but something I don't do enough! Although like you watching my boys just let out these belly laughs really gets me smiling! I hope you are having a great weekend!

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  17. I agree. Laughter is the best medicine, and it is one of my favorite sounds in the world. :) Hearing laughter, especially that of a child, can be so uplifting! :)

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  18. So true, children's laughs are always so contagious and cute! I bet Little Chicks laugh must be so fun!

    My husband makes me laugh everyday and because my kids have such a silly personality like their Daddy, they ALL make me laugh! Hearty laughs should be done more than 10 times a day. I love to Laugh!

    Have an awesome weekend!

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  19. This post was so great! It's so true that in taking care of the day-to-day stuff, we can forget to enjoy laughing with our kids as they explore the world around them. As a side note, I love Little Chick's t-shirt. I've found that most of the shirts with writing say really lame things, like "Diva" or "Little Princess". I love that hers says "Bookworm" which is what I am trying to instill in Georgia. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Oh my gosh! My daughter's laugh is the best sound ever! I should record it and use it for my ringtone! LOL! Great post!

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  21. Such a good reminder, thanks!! I enjoy reading your blog - finally got my button up @ twirlsncurls, just grabbed yours. It's so cute!!

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  22. I laugh a lot, though I would like to laugh even more. The endorphin or seratonin rush-- whichever one it is (Haha!)-- feels GLORIOUS after a hearty laugh!

    And oh yeah, I think there's nothing better than the sound of your own child laughing. The other night, my husband was watching a murder scene on TV and my eleven-month old burst into laughter.

    Hmmmm... maybe I should be concerned. lol.

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  23. Children's laughter is magic, definitely. I love how many happy moments you manage to capture on your blog :)

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