So I get it now. I get why they call laughter the best medicine. I experienced the all time best laughter this past weekend while on a date with my husband (of 19 years) as we strolled through our city by foot. Heels were probably not my best choice, however it only added to the hilarity of the mOMent and the ridiculousness of the walk home.
Truly….laughing. The gut rolling, tears in your eyes, stomach so tight it hurts kind of laughing. The uncontrollable, I might pee my pants, everything is hilarious……kind of laughing. When all was said and done, when the laughter had subsided to a slight giggle, and I could finally dry my eyes enough to see….I somehow felt lighter. Much lighter. There was no heavy weight on my shoulders, no other stress in the world, nothing but this moment…right now to celebrate: Life.
I must admit, I felt like a teenager watching SNL and somehow just knew my life was a skit – waiting for someone to yell CUT! so I could finally catch my breath. Upon reflection later, I wondered if it was the laughter that made us feel lighter or being whole heartedly absorbed by the mOMent. My guess is that it was the combination of the two.
It’s no wonder that I’m a huge fan of an organization that does just what I got to experience. Camp Soaring Eagle sends seriously ill children to camp to experience the healing power of laughter. The laughter that takes their mind off of their medical treatments, painful ailments, and feeling different from other kids. The laughter that brings them back to this mOMent and allows them to experience life and the love of all the people around them. I know some of these kids personally and want to thank Camp Soaring Eagle for doing what they do! For more more info and to check out what they do simply click the link. You’ll be glad you did.
That’s a wrap! http://campsoaringeagle.org/