~Laughter's Joy~

The most useless day of all,
is that in which we have not laughed.
We are told that laughter is
sunshine filling a room. And where
there is laughter, there is also life.

They say that people who laugh
a lot, live longer than do the sour-faced.
When we laugh together, gratitude
comes more easily, companionship
thrives, and all praise is sincere.

Laughter brings us joy that
cannot be bought. Such joy is with us
throughout each day. To hoard joy
to hide it away deep within us,
away from others, will make us lonely
misers. We cannot buy or trade for joy,
but we can give or receive
it as a gift.

Laughter's joy celebrates the
moment we are living right now.
It is a gift we must share,
or it will wither and die. Shared,
it grows and thrives, and always
returns to us when we need it most.