Because sometimes we take life too seriously...

Y'all. I have funny friends. And I am thankful for them. Because sometimes we need to laugh so hard that we question our sanity. We need to throw our heads back and let go of the burdens we've lifted. We need to laugh until our sides ache and our eyes water. Because there are hard things in this world. But there is also joy. And, yes, sometimes joy is a quiet calm in the midst of a challenge. There is value to that. But can we just be honest? There is also joy that demands to be noticed. Call it happiness if you will. Call it gladness. Call it whatever you would like, but let's not miss it when it glances our direction.

I think Jimmy Buffett had it right: "If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."

A few things that have had me laughing over the past couple of weeks. Yes, these are silly and superficial. Take a moment and enjoy...

1. Bizarre personality quizzes. Best enjoyed with a group.

Try this one:

In case you're wondering, this is me.

In case you're wondering, this is me.

 

2. The wit of Gilmore Girls.

3. "Snappy comebacks." These are best muttered under your breath to a friend who'll love you anyway. Share them aloud at your own risk.

(It has recently lost its status.)

(It has recently lost its status.)

And my most recent favorite:

"You have no idea what you're doing."

Comeback: "Well, you have no idea what I'm doing either."

[You have got them for sure with this one!]

Now, GO! Call your funniest friend, and if at all possible, take them to lunch! May you never miss a chance to throw your head back and laugh.