Sunday, June 14, 2009

Serendipity Sunday: Laughter.....

Serendipity: Making a delightful or unexpected discovery(photo source)

"A joyful heart is good medicine."
~Proverbs 17:22 (NASB)~

This weeks delightful discovery was the gift of laughter in a tense situation. While reading in The Beauty of God's Blessings I came across the following:

"The ability to get a laugh out of everyday situations is a safety valve. It rids us of the tensions and worries that could otherwise damage our health.
What is it that brings healing to the emotions, healing to the soul? A joyful heart."

~Charles Swindoll in Living the Life Above Mediocrity~

I had never thought of laughter as a safety valve before. A safety valve is a valve in a container in which pressure can build up ; it opens automatically when the pressure reaches a dangerous level. How wonderful that our Heavenly Father thought to install in us such a feature!

May you be blessed with a joyful heart as you go about your week. Praying you won't need that pressure release but remember, it is there if you need it.

Blessings,
Miss Sandy

5 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning Sandy, My heartiest chuckle this past week was when I heard Harriet at my feet wrestling with a foil pack of catnip!

Wishing you laughter today.

Vee said...

Well I need a good chuckle that's for certain. It may have come in the form of Mexican soup for dinner.

So enjoyed reading about your uncle and his recognizing your need for materials to create. What a positive force he was in your life and full of encouragment even if he didn't speak it so often. He showed it.

Andrea said...

Lovely thoughts, Sandy! I hope your Sunday has been beautiful and blessed!

In Christ's Love,

Andrea

Barbara H. said...

A friend of mine in college was in the play Julius Caesar, and the director told them not to be thrown off if someone laughed during the most intense parts, because that was some people's way of dealing with the intensity. I'm glad we have that "pressure release" even in lesser, everyday situations. :-)

I found a quote in a book I was reading recently from Puritan preacher Richard Baxter that I loved: “Keep company with the more cheerful sort of the godly; there is no mirth like the mirth of believers."

I also like the quote "Laughing is like jogging on the inside."

Linda said...

Thank you for the helpful reminder this week :)

Hope your week is blessed,
Linda

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