Finding Laughter and New Friends in the New Year

This week, I found laughter to lighten my spirit. It came from this post from Debbie at Words on Wheels. They say laughter is the best medicine. Read Debbie’s post and see if you don’t instantly feel better.

If you have been visiting this blog but haven’t had time to introduce yourself, I hope you will accept this invitation to leave a short comment). It would be an honor to meet you.

And, if you’re already a friend, perhaps you might tell me some little-known fact about yourself so that I can get to know you better.

Maybe a prompt would help. Here’s a question for you…

What made you laugh out loud this week?

Guest bath: See the “lotion” I highlighted on the left?

I’ll share another source of laughter for me –  an embarrassing but amusing? moment that took place two days ago.

First, you need to know that I have been complaining to my husband about how dry my hands have been lately. In fact, I’ve been thinking that this is probably the most severe winter in memory as far as my dry, cracked hands are concerned.

Before our Christmas party, I had gone out and bought a couple of new bottles of hand lotion. One for the guest bathroom that matched the scent of the hand soap and one for our me to keep by the sink in our bathroom. This way, every single time I washed my hands I would be able to immediately douse them with a soothing, protective layer of lotion.

But two days ago, I washed my hands and found the lotion bottle missing! Seems my husband had swiped it to use as hand soap. “Bless his heart,” I thought to myself. Until I looked more closely at the bottle and realized that someone should be blessing MY heart. Because the lotion I have been using all this time is actually SOAP!!!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has ever done this.

It DOES say “moisturizing” …

I told my husband and, after we both had a good laugh, he wasted no time mentioning once again that perhaps I should use my readers so I can see the fine print when I’m out shopping. And, I have to admit, it’s hard to argue with him after an episode like that.


Now it’s your turn. Is there something that made you laugh recently? Something that inspired you? If you can’t think of anything specific, how about just telling me a little something about yourself in the comment section below? I’d love to hear from you!

A Kid, A Cow and A Whole Lot Of Questions

Meet Nick, the youngest of my nephews. He’s full of spunk and full of questions.

This picture was taken this past Thanksgiving when I caught him eating his special “turkey” cookie before the main meal. He kept asking if he could eat his chicken cookie (guess he likes chicken more than turkey). We held him off as long as we could but he finally ran out of patience.

Today, I got a message from my sister as she was eating lunch out with my nephews. It made me laugh so I’m sharing it with you just as it came to me:

“We’re at Chic-fil-a where the cow is making an appearance. The cow comes over then walks off as Nick shouts: MOOOOM, WHY IS HE HERE?? IS HE HUNGRY? MOOOOOOM, DO COWS EAT CHICKEN?!??! MOM….DO COWS TALK??? MOM…HOW COME HE’S NOT TALKING? MOM, DID HE GO TO THE POTTY? MOM….DO COWS PEE MILK?!?

That cow couldn’t get away fast enough!!!”

I let out a hearty chuckle because it is so refreshing to see the world through the eyes of a four year old. To remember what it was like to be so full of questions and live every day like it was one big adventure.

Curiosity leads to learning. It leads to growing and becoming more of who we are meant to be. It is a sign of our longing to experience life to the fullest. And I hope that, no matter how old I get, I never outgrow that desire.

Thanks to Nick for reminding me that curiosity is one of life’s simple pleasures…and so is a good laugh!

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of its mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.” ~ Albert Einstein