It Is Good For The Soul

I love to laugh…I have always loved to laugh…I love to see people laugh…and I love to make people laugh..It is the way I have always approached life…somehow through all the storms I have weathered…God always protected my ability to see that there was always something to laugh about…I am drawn to people who love to laugh…I’m usually at the table with the “loud laughing girls”…life can be so sobering…it can drain the child out of every one of us…but I need my child… and I need her to stay full of laughter…I can’t lose that part of who I am…I have found that when you become a leader…whether in secular or spiritual life…people have preconceived notions about how you should act… certain expectations and proper decorum redefine who you are…in my younger days as a church leader…My love for laughter was seen as inappropriate…so I adapted to the environment and the expectations of others…I stopped laughing…I would smile…but no more gales of laughter…I was fully accepted…but…I felt stifled and fully fake…as I have aged and grown closer to the God who created me…I realized that what I had done was change who I was to make someone else comfortable…God reminded me that He made me…and He placed laughter in my DNA…so now I laugh..and I make others laugh..and I love it…and I am unapologetic about simply being me…I am living every dimension of me…I am a leader…that loves to laugh…I am also aware of where sobriety is needed…and I can absolutely lead with sobriety…but I can also absolutely lead with laughter…. and I do laugh…loud and often…because He created my voice to be wise…but He also created it to be light hearted and free…I can operate in both realms without losing who and what I am…As women we often adapt to our environment…we tone it down…we dumb it down…we lower our voice…we stifle our laughter…we conform…we do that so often…that we lose ourselves…and offend the God who made us…we forget who He created us to be….now…I am not condoning anarchy…nor am I saying that the rules do not apply to us…but what I am saying is…girl… laugh loudly…dance like a crazy woman..sing off key…do what makes your heart smile…the enemy of our soul wants us imprisoned while preaching freedom…well…not this girl…I choose to laugh…loudly…with enthusiasm whenever…wherever…however I can…it is another tool that our God has given to us to help us escape the darkness…Laughter….Awww…yes…….it is good for the soul…I choose to laugh…how about you?

“Sarah said, God has bought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” Genesis 21:6

Lord…thank you for every dimension of me..thank you for the sober wise me..and the light hearted childlike me…thank you for not forgetting a thing that is me…you oh God are multi- dimensional and you created me in your image to be the same… thank you for your release valves of tears and laughter…you think of everything…and I love you for it…in Jesus name