This makes me think of Sarah and Abraham laughing that they would have a child in their really really old age.

But it also makes me think of the phone call I just got. A friend from church calling about the size of the candles that go in the window at church. It isn’t her job to have anything to do with those candles, so I have no idea why she called me. I can see the secretary calling or emailing me, but not this friend who shouldn’t even be worrying about decorating the church for Christmas.

And why call me? There are others who know even more about decorating and where the boxes are stored and likely what box holds one of the candle holders for her to look at. But she calls me and I stumble around because I don’t know why she is the one calling or why she even cares. And eventually we get to an answer that may satisfy at least one of us. I often leave these conversations with this person feeling I’ve offended, when I’m just trying to figure out why she’s even involved. Oh well, I had a nice laugh after it was over, she knows where the candle holders are now, so hopefully she can figure out what size we need, and someone can order them.

Of course, all of this could have waited until the night we decorate the church or Christmas in another month and a half.

Anyway, back to the topic. Laughter is good and fun. We laugh a lot in this house these days, even in the midst of bad news. Morbid humor is pretty common as well. We like to laugh, make jokes. It may lighten the load. It certainly makes life more fun.

Remember, laughter is good and healthy. Add some to your life today!

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