The best thing you've ever done for me
Is to help me take my life less seriously, it's only life after all . - Indigo Girls, "Closer to Fine"
I have been a huge Indigo Girls fan since 1992, and this song is one that never fails to “get” me. Seriously. It’s only life, after all.
The older I get, the more I appreciate laughter. I’ve always enjoyed a good laugh – don’t we all? – but to plan for it, work at it, make sure it happens often, is a newer thing. Not only is laughter great exercise, the best way to get me down from whatever ledge I happen to have taken perch, is to make me laugh.
Do you have people in your life who do that for you – encourage and support, but also help you realize that life doesn't have to be so profoundly heavy and overwhelming? Maybe someone who makes you laugh?
Those are the people we need – not to laugh AT us, but to encourage us to see the lighter side of situations, events, even painful times. Maybe it takes watching a dorky movie, doing something silly, or remembering a time when something struck you as hilarious (even if no one else was laughing along…) – these are great tools to bring us back to a lighter moment, helping us gain some perspective.
What’s going to make you laugh today? What can help you lighten up?
Life Coach, Yogi & lover of Meditation, mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, cookie baker, seeker of truth & laughter, volunteer. Passionate about women's stories and the women who share them.