Cup of Laughter
If I’m feeling kind of lowly,
And my friends aren’t to be found-
If the tissues near are soggy,
And my smile is upside down-
If a crack invades my spirit,
And a shudder hits my spine-
I will drink a cup of laughter,
And release what’s on my mind.
Sometimes gloom will overtake me
And misfortune blocks my path-
It’s then I’ll send myself a note:
Hey, remember just to laugh!
When we drink a cup of laughter,
We will drink a cup of peace-
And our troubles which were tragic-
All will seem now to decrease.
It can all be made much better,
(Though this test may bring some doubt)
Just shake you head in disbelief-
And begin to laugh out loud.
Choose to draw upon good mem’ries.
Choose to wipe, and dry you eyes,
Always drink a cup of laughter,
And be grateful you’re alive.
by BG Jenkins
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
-Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)
This is a reminder to myself, as well as everyone else. We all have things hitting us daily which turn our lives upside down. If we remember to take a step back and take a moment to reflect and be grateful for the lives that we have, those problems which can thwart us at times, which appear much lighter. In these situations, take a deep breath and get a new perspective on how horrible, or annoying, problems can be, and then laugh.
This poem focuses on those mundane things that pop up…(not the truly urgent) which take much of our energy. For these mundane things, laughter can help. For the truly urgent, and emergency type situations, I find that prayer is my best answer.
I hope you find yours today.
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