My Traveling Shoes

Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality.
I've traveled so many miles in shoes that someone else bought for me, plain, poorly fitted, worn, second hand, hand me downs. Ohh, they hurt my feet and took me places that I didn't need to go, places that I didn't want to go. For many years I put them on. I was told it was my duty, but my heart was heavy and my cares so many.
Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality. I bought these shoes. I own these shoes. They are mine.
by Jeanne leigh...copyrighted...2007


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Laughter

There is a quote by Anne Lamott that I came across the other day. I just loved it and shared it on my Facebook. She says, "Laughter is carbonated holiness." I love that. Laughter has always seemed magical, mysterious, wholesome, wonderful, healing, freeing and now holy.


I went through a period of my life where I found that my laughing was getting pretty scarce. I even wondered what was happening to me. Have a lost my sense of humor? I've done a lot of laughing in my life. So, I began to pray and think about this. How could I lighten up? How could I be more open to seeing and experiencing the funny side of things? As I became more open and realized what a precious gift our sense of humor is, well I found myself laughing more.


I have to say that I love having one of those deep belly laughs where you hurt, you laugh so hard. This is something you can't fake or make happen and that is the beauty of it. What a treasure those times are. Then there is a laughing til you cry or laughing while you cry. Two very different experiences. Here are some quotes about laughter:
The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter.” Mark Twain quotes (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)


God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.”
~Voltaire quotes (French Philosopher and Writer. One of the greatest of all French authors, 1694-1778)


“Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.”
~Friedrich Nietzsche quotes (German classical Scholar, Philosopher and Critic of culture, 1844-1900.)


“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death.”   ~Robert Fulghum quotes


“The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.”
~ Shirley MacLaine quotes (Outspoken American actress and dancer, b.1934)


"Laughter is the closest distance between two people.”
~Victor Borge quotes (Danish born American Comedian and Pianist, 1909-2000)


“What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul.”   ~Yiddish Proverb quotes


"Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.”  ~ Arnold H. Glasgow quotes


"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”  ~ Mark Twain quotes (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)




“Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.”
~ Mort Walker


"Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.”
~ Alan Alda quotes (American actor, b.1936)

All of these quotes are from thinkexist.com


May we all continue to be open to seeing the lighter side of life and open to experiencing the healing powers of laughter. Peace, Jeanne

4 comments:

Pam S. said...

Jeanne, when I think of you remembrances of laughter of always follow. Oh how you could make me laugh. I'm so glad I found your blog. Peace to you. Pam Seavers

jeanne leigh said...

Hi Pam, thank you so much! You have made my day. Thank you for finding my blog. If you want to read more, just click on the older posts. Eat the meat and spit out the bones...I always say...if somethng doesn't interest you or if you don't agree with my thoughts...coool. I have a lot of different thoughts and ideas on here. I love you Pam!!! I have very fond memories of YOU. Take care! Hugs, Jeanne

HumbleUker said...

Jeanne - "One who laughs at himself never ceases to be amused." Thanks fo a blog that warms the spirit. I fit the above quote - I always seem to amuse myself and laugh. Jeff West

Syd said...

I have found much more laughter in recovery. There used to not seem to be much to laugh about.