The doctor on the t.v. show comments about how often babies and children belly laugh. His premise is that the Word of God is true, (imagine that!), and that laughter is good medicine. He says that we, as adults, need ten belly laughs a day. Ten! Not little chuckles, but belly laughs! Now I think I am a pretty positive person, with an easily tickled funny bone, but I honestly think I may be overestimating to say I probably get ten belly laughs in a month. Ten belly laughs a day! Imagine that! Maybe it's my definition of belly laugh that is the problem. To me a belly laugh is the kind of laugh that makes you laugh and cry all at once. It's the kind of laugh that you can't stop of your own accord. It's the kind of laugh that reveals your true laughing sound...not a polite controlled laugh...but in my case, it's the laugh that begins with a kind of honking sound, similar to the sound of a Canadian goose. That sound has been known to publicly embarass me...maybe that's why belly laughing is all too rare in my life!
In our family, we have an up and coming comedian...a.k.a., Mr. Funny.
My five year old grandson is either going to be a theologian, or a comedian. He can go from asking insightful questions about topics such as God, heaven, the Bible, angels, or demons to this...tromping down the stairs from his room in his Great Grandpa's tweed hat, ready to put on a show for the family. Tonight, Mr. Funny, and his big sister, Fancy Nancy, are going to spend the evening at our house. That should be good for at least a half dozen of today's daily belly laugh requirement.
What makes you belly laugh? Comment and tell me about the last good laugh you had.