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)
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So today, treat yourself to a good laugh.
Dear Sue, As I listened to this “B-Moment” and you mentioning my name I had begun to laugh throughout this day’s excerpt of “B.” We have been friends since the age of 14. For those of you who do not know Sue as I do, we laughed our way into detention quite often when we were students at Ursuline Academy in New Orleans where we were born and raised. We also, even laughed our way through the trials and challenges of life because as Sue indicated in this B-moment it is medicine for your soul. Often our tears and fears ended in laughter as we encouraged or consoled each other. No one laughs like my friend Sue Webb! Most importantly, no one loves like Sue Webb. For all the above, I am privileged to call Sue Webb my true friend in CHRIST. I conclude by saying for as long as I live no matter what life throws our way “we will laugh until our faces hurt and tears of joy flow from soul.” And it is most certainly true we cannot have eye contact when we know others wouldn’t understand our special bond of laughter that we share. But most often it becomes contagious to strangers and we end up lifting someone’s spirits by just being our jovial selves.
God bless you Sue. Let’s laugh together again soon my dear ???????❤️?????
Sisterly and with gratitude,