"You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing." Such a simple, yet profound statement. When I read this on the bottom of a friend's e-mail message, it made me stop and consider what my outlook on life really is.
I, like so many others I know, consider myself to be young at heart. Recently, however, I realized that sometimes I take life a little too seriously. I'm a responsible adult, pay my bills on time, maintain my household and make sure my children are fed, loved and well-cared for. But, I also realized that there are times that I am too worried about life to just relax and have fun. Laughter, they say, is the best medicine. In fact, at one point in my life I faced a life-changing crisis and I vowed to myself to find something to laugh at every single day for the rest of my life. For many, many years I fulfilled that promise to myself every day. Somewhere along the way, I forgot that laughing every day is what carried me through some of the worst times in my life.
I am renewing my promise to myself tonight. I hope this will cause someone reading this to think about their own life and join me by having a good laugh every day.