Laugh Often

laugh oftenI bought this recently on eBay – a simple sterling silver ring with the inscription Laugh often. It was only $4.00 plus $2.95 shipping and fits me perfectly. What a great deal and a good reminder that laughter is the best medicine.

It’s not always easy to do, though—to laugh and be cheerful—especially in the middle of winter when the sun doesn’t shine so brightly and it’s cold out (at least in NH). And I don’t even want to get into what listening to the daily news can do!

But, I want to share this with you—I found out that a good book can help.

Last night, when I was looking for a light read, I decided to check out Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School by Jeff Kinney. It’s a kid’s book, for readers ages 8-12. I had bought two copies for gifts at Christmastime, but only gifted one. Since I have an extra copy, and want to create a graphic novel someday, I figured it was worth finding out why the Wimpy Kid series is so popular.

It only took a few seconds to know. Right from the start of the story, I began laughing…and laughing…and laughing. Out loud! This kid’s novel is so funny! It’s a great book for ALL ages. (The pictures are cute, too.)

Today has been another one of those days. I don’t know why, but I’m in a funk, and could use another dose of humor.

So guess what I’ll be reading again tonight! 🙂


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