Laughter Is Medicine For The Soul


I woke up this morning on the wrong side of the bed. By 6:30am my nerve pain was raging throughout my body and I hadn’t even gotten out the bed. Quickly it reached a point when I knew mixed with my other morning meds I needed to take a Valium to keep it from reaching the totally unbearable. This allowed me the ability to sleep several more hours. 

By midday, I attempted once to walk out the door like a normal human being. I grabbed a bite to eat with someone and then picked up two of my kids from school. This was only my 3rd attempt over the past year for me to even drive through those school lines. By the time I got back home I was absolute toast. So, I laid down on some ice and considered what I should do next.

I concluded that physically and mentally I needed to get back to the YMCA for some pool therapy. After traveling 35 miles to get there I discovered the indoor pool was closed due to lightning that had been spotted in the area. This was the final straw for me. I desperately needed that swim physically and certainly mentally. All I could do was shake my head as I felt my nerve pain reaching the drowning level. I had no choice but to take another 5mg Valium and just take deep breaths. While I would have loves to have felt normal today it was just another reality check to confirm I’m far from it. 

Thank God my 8 year was able to bring a smile to my face and some laughter to my soul. It may sound like nothing to you, but here was a conversation we had that just caused me to chuckle and lightened up my spirit a little. He knew I wasn’t feeling good so maybe he planned this whole thing.

Me: So Asher what did you do special today at school?

Asher: I had library and I gave them back my under pants and Magic school bus.

Me: Son you did not ride a Magic school bus and you should never give anyone your underpants.

Asher: No daddy! I gave them the book “Magic School Bus” and “Captain Under Pants.”

Blame it on my meds but the original misunderstanding made my day, made me laugh and was medicine for my soul.

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.”

(Proverbs 17:22)

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