31 Days of Gratitude…Laughter

The morning is early…black, quiet, calm.

This particular morning, I am thankful for laughter.

When I have to be out the door by 5:00 a.m. to be at work to help conduct a 12 hour training session, I am thankful for hair care products that I can squeeze and scrunch my hair into loose curls.

Where does laughter fit into this?

The unfiltered comments of my residents in various long term care facilities where I have worked.

Over the years, hurrying out the door with scrunched, crunchy loosely curled hair has resulted in the following comments to just share a few…

“Back in the day when I was working, young ladies cared what they looked like when they left their house,” a 90 year old lady.

Your hair is stringy today,” an 80 something year old lady.

And perhaps my favorite…. “Did you even comb your hair today???” a 90 something year old man. (And to which I wanted to respond, well, it’s debatable…)

Although my residents may not appreciate my crunchy, scrunchy hair, I definitely appreciate the convenience of the curl gel and the laughter from the unfiltered comments of my residents.

What does Proverbs have to say about laughter?

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25 NLT

So, whether your hair is straight or curly or whether you spent 5 minutes on it or 30 minutes, find something to laugh about today.

I heard my staff laughing today as they worked together in teamwork. It was so good to hear the laughter. I laughed with friends a few nights ago whom I had not seen in a long time. It was exactly what I needed.

Trust your future to God and relax and laugh a little…it’s good for the soul.




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