Laughter doesn’t always change what life throws at me. If it did, it would constitute a miracle. But laughter gives me hope. A smile makes me believe that what is going to happen can be survived. Or if it’s a good thing that is happening, that it can be celebrated.
There were people in my life who could douse that smile with their words. There still are a few I can’t get rid of. Trust me, I’ve tried. But they come with a tag that makes it impossible. They come gifting sorrows and anxieties that try to suck the happiness out of me. But thankfully, there are many who know how to bring that happiness back. I can be myself with them. They make me laugh. They cheer me on. And they bring out the craziness that lies dormant within me.
I’m thankful for those friends who make me feel that life is better when I am laughing.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
25th September, 2018)