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Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter, no matter how painful
your situation might be, you can survive it.
~ Bill Cosby

Nearly a decade ago, our family experienced one of the worst blows we could ever imagine.  I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for laughter, it would have been a lot tougher for us to get to this side of the trauma.  Lately, the work and home fronts have been filled with their share of ups and downs.  Probably more of the latter than the former.  I’ve prayed a lot, performed a lot of Yoga and eaten a lot of comfort food.  And I’ve laughed.  A lot.  Laughter, for me, is the quickest way to diffuse a tense situation, mend a bruised ego or soften an ill-timed word.  Laughter is also one of those things that is contagious.  Thankfully, there’s no cure for it, either.

Do you laugh your way through the hard times?