Saturday, June 11, 2016

Laugh Everyday

It may be corny but each one of us needs to laugh every day.  When you do, you become happy, you are experiencing small, individual moments of joy.  Even when you sincerely try a fake laugh for someone else, it's likely to be contagious anyway and you all fall into genuine laughter and joy.  When you accomplish laughter everyday, you have successfully incorporated laughter in your attitude and lifestyle.  It is even better when it is your family's lifestyle, too.

In Mitch Albom's book, "Tuesdays With Morrie", he talked about balance, that one cannot experience true joy without experiencing sorrow.  There's a balance where you swing from side to side, from joy to sorrow and vice versa.  It is not good to stay exclusively on one side of this balance, whether it is happiness or sadness.  I can come across as an eternal optimist in this blog and trust me, I have fallen flat on my face before.  What we all need to do is appreciate being down and then put on our big kid underwear and get up again.  Get up and make the best of where you are with what you have.

Anyway back to laughter...

If you can't remember if your child has laughed today, do something! Tickle him or her, swing her, go for a drive and roll down the windows, squeeze his cheeks and touch his nose (that something Orion does to himself, too), blow raspberries, etc.  Those were comments from each person in our family when I asked them what they do that makes Orion laugh.

Here's a video of Orion giggles, squeals and laughter to enjoy!

"Really Happy Reel"

Orion giggles, squeals, and laughs his way through this 2 minute video with special appearances by his big brother and sister, deaf family dog, Dad and a DeafBlind Intervener. (Minimal description is at the YouTube location, will elaborate soon when time is available.)


  1. Thank you! I've had a very rough day, but the video got me smiling and I'm going to bed with a smile on my face instead of a frown.

    1. I'm so glad the video is contagious! ;) (Mission accomplished!)


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