With The New Year Coming; What Do We Have to "Laugh Out Loud" About

By Latest Reply 2009-01-05 07:36:18 -0600
Started 2008-12-27 06:47:29 -0600

I really mean it, it is becoming harder and harder to laugh; and more and more reasons not too. Unless of course, still the only safe one, laughing outloud about ourselves and something we did that may have even been funny to us.

17 replies

2008-12-29 22:25:10 -0600 Report

I have always felt that laughter is the best medicine. Of course, when I am around my family, especially my brother and nephews, they are always teasing me. If you can't laugh at yourself, you can't laugh at anything!!!

2008-12-30 05:41:26 -0600 Report

Yeah, I do agree with that; but since my mom passed I see less and less of family every year, and they were very cheerful when together, Italians and all that. I live right next to 2 cousins and can count the times on my hands how many times I have seen them this year. Claudia

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-30 07:51:28 -0600 Report

My family is spread out so that it's almost impossible for us to be together ever - not even during the holidays. It really changes the way you look at the holidays, doesn't it? I know there are many of us that long for the times when we were all together. Thank goodness for phones, etc., but that doesn't take the place of a hug or gathering around and stuffing your tummy and laughing together…watching the little ones get excited, etc. The thing to do, however, is to concentrate on using that time to help others and to reflect on what you have to be thankful for.

2008-12-30 16:10:39 -0600 Report

Very Good discussion reply, Dia, I will give it some serious thaought. Always, Claudia

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-30 16:41:29 -0600 Report

Well, it works pretty well for me. But it's always easy to give out advice. Not quite so easy to follow it at times. That's why I love it (not really) when a doctor tells you that you must cut out the stress in your life. Um…okay. I never thought of that (LOL)! They can never tell you how to actually do that. Just suggest a med of some type. But I always think, do you think I would not have done that already if it was possible?! Hang in there. Women are tough! That's why God allowed us to be the ones to bear children.

Richard157 2008-12-30 17:26:47 -0600 Report

LadyDi, I am tough too! After 63 years of diabetes and having no complications I must be very tough! So why can't I bear children??? Don't answer that. LOL!

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-30 17:58:41 -0600 Report

I knew I was going to hear from some of you guys when I said that (LOL). You definitely ARE tough! I've read some of your posts about all you've been through. I think most of us are really tougher that we think we are when push comes to shove, don't you?

2009-01-05 07:36:18 -0600 Report

You are so right, woman are tough, and so is child bearing, but for me, the wonderful thing about childbirth was the minute my daughter arrived, all the pain was forgotten, til this day. She was and still is a miracle child, that was not meant to be or so the doctors told me, but yet, she's here, God Willing, God Bless the Child, that has its' own…luv;Claudia

Richard157 2008-12-30 17:32:44 -0600 Report

My wife and I have that same situation. Our kids and grandchildren live more than 20 hours from us by car. Plane trips are hard on us now and they are very expensive. We are lucky if we get to see them once per year. My grandson is 1 yr and 9 mos old and is too young for a plane trip. Maybe they will come to see us in a year or so. If they came at Christmas, 2009, that would be perfect!!

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-29 21:21:12 -0600 Report

Like Richard 157, I'd not have made it to this point in my life without laughter. Also the comfort and support of the Lord, my family & friends, of course. While our lives are different in so many ways, I'd venture to say that each of us has experienced times of sadness, struggle & stress that took us to the depths. Yes, there were tears - bucket loads! But also lots of silliness and laughter. So good for the soul!

Richard157 2008-12-27 08:52:03 -0600 Report

If I did not have a sense of humor I do not think I cauld have handled my 63 years of diabetes. I laugh my way through many bad days. Laughter is the best medicine for me in many situations.

So is this an opportunity to post jokes or is this just a discussion about the medicinal effects of laughter? Lol!


2008-12-27 15:19:20 -0600 Report

Sure you can post jokes; anything to help us laugh in the coming days, months, year. Claudia

2008-12-27 07:33:14 -0600 Report

I find myself laughing a lot and it helps keep a positive attitude. My mood on my space now says "Laughing at Life In General." Laughing is very important and I totally agree with you on this topic!

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