B Moments, laughter

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)

Today, I feel that my soul is craving a good laugh.

Recently, I have been talking about avoiding being broken, staying the course despite the obstacles, and the importance of clinging to God’s promises. Yet sometimes, we need to shift the energy in the room, and laughter sometimes does that for me.

I have a girlfriend named Michelle who I’ve been friends with since I was 14, and if there is one person who knows how to make me crack up, it is Michelle. She makes me laugh—a deep laugh from my gut and my soul—to the point that if I’m trying to be serious, I can’t look her way because I might burst into laughter.

Occasionally, I travel back home just because I know that my soul will get a cleansing from the wonderful laughs we have.

We’ll have a spectacular time laughing, and then when I’m home weeks later, I’ll recall our fun and start chuckling. Sometimes, this even happens in the presence of others. I’ll suddenly begin thinking of a silly moment she and I shared, which leads others to ask what is so funny.

In the end, what I realize is that I can become so focused on not being broken, or about staying on that daily grind, that I don’t take enough time to laugh.

For example, in the Bible, Solomon teaches us about the importance of laughter and the significance of being joyful; it is truly medicine for the soul. When I feel like I’ve had a good laugh, I feel a sense of relief. Laughing has even gotten me through times of grief and pain.

The words that I will use to remind myself to laugh are: “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, treat yourself to a good laugh.