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Beauty And The Beast

Dedicated to all my junior high students auditioning today for the singing parts in our spring musical: “Beauty and the Beast”.

Good Luck Everyone!!


Finding Laughter In the Oddest Places

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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