Musings From A Musical Mind

My friend just recently told me he’s learned to find laughter in the oddest places – and I was thinking, “yup – that’s what I do too”  It seems the more subtle and weird – the funnier it is – the quirkier the better!

My son’s basketball coach is no exception to this.  He’s a mixture of Cuba Gooding Jr. and Eddie Murphy – just CRACKS ME UP!!  Every game is complete with it’s own set of sideline drama -and I am HIGHLY amused more by this than in the actual watching of the game.

The other night – there was a coach from the rival team that was highly “colorful” too – so it was doubly amusing.  I mean – come on!  It’s great comedy – who needs TV?

I’m also amused by life in general and in the way people choose to respond to things – especially in public.  And Junior High kids – don’t even get me started!  I love that age because they are so “out there” and the more “out there” they are – the more they make me laugh.  Even doing “warm ups” as we often do for theater class will set me into fits of giggles!  And just forget it – when they say or do something funny in class or on stage (we are in the middle of theater rehearsals this week and next for “Ella Enchanted”) I am completely “undone”.  No one can make me laugh like a junior high kid!

I believe you have to laugh.  It beats the alternative – and believe me – I’ve been there.  Crying is good too – helps to release pent up emotion and sometimes it is very healing for the hurting heart – but laughter – that’s something else indeed.  And when you can truly laugh at the absurd and ridiculous – then my friend, you have found a path to healing and wholeness that many do not ever find.

I believe you have to learn to laugh at yourself.  It is a positive thing not to take yourself too seriously.  Whenever I have a family member or friend that is being too serious or melancholy about something – I will alway do something to make them smile or even better – laugh!  So good – so great of a release.  We need more people in our lives to help us laugh.  Life has its own set of problems without borrowing more.  Laughing at ourselves helps to put things into proper perspective – and makes us look at our world with fresh eyes.

Find some laughter today.  If you are not good at laughing at yourself – or in finding laughter in something completely random – enlist the help of a good friend who can help you.  I have many friends that I daily laugh with – it helps to ease the tension and can create many “bonding” moments for us.  Find joy and light heartedness in the things around you – the simple pleasures of a good joke – an amusing antidote with a kind and generous “fun” friend.

Keep a smile on your face and laughter in your heart ♥

Thank you Tim – for this idea for my blog today ♥

God Bless

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Comments on: "Finding Laughter In the Oddest Places" (6)

  1. Oh I do too. I have a category on my blog called “My life is funny” and yesterday’s hair day was my latest entry. I still have a bald spot back there and I’m still wondering what kind of a ding dong puts a button on the back of a jacket!

  2. I always laugh. I have to laugh. I cry too. Laughter though is what balances my life. If I didn’t laugh, I’d cry. :DDDD Take care and have a great weekend.

  3. Laughing at myself seems to get easier and easier these days. The problem is PERPETUALLY finding ourselves in the “oddest” places!

    Life is way too much fun! Great post Cindy!

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