Do you remember Whitney Houston’s version of The Greatest Love of All? Songwriters Michael Masser and Linda Creed wrote the lyrics, “I found the greatest love inside of me.” It is definitely an inside job. Outside things and people can bring us certain levels of joy and add to our comfort but when those external forces are not there, we have to go within and find our own inner pockets of joy.
Some people always seem to have a pleasant smile and others share ripples of laughter on a regular basis. They have learned to give life the light touch. We would tend to think that they were problem-free though that is unlikely. Everybody is dealing with something. But, they obviously have found a way to find joy inside of their tears as Stevie Wonder mentions in one of his songs.
In his book The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino reminds his readers to be mindful of their emotions. He wrote, ” ..but I make my own weather, I transport it with me. If I bring joy and enthusiasm and brightness and laughter to my customers, they will react with joy and enthusiasm.” Joy, laughter and humor are true gifts of the Spirit. They are housed deep down within each of us and they can bubble up at the most opportune times.
Laughter minimizes those unrelenting concerns because light and dark cannot occupy the same space. The light barrels in and the darkness disappears. So what will it be? Tears or laughter? The latter is the remedy to enhancing those healing powers as the road to recovery gets brighter and brighter each day!
Lynn M. November 11, 2017