Humor is a significant part of my life. I never go a day without laughing. Never. I am married to a comedian. Literally, a stand-up comedian. Some mornings we actually wake up laughing together. My husband officially became a comedian a few years ago in Hollywood but he's been making me laugh since the first night we met. This is what attracted me to him - his laugh is contagious and he can draw anyone into his world.
I truly believe in the power of humor and the basic human need to laugh. Without humor, life is dull and boring. Humor can turn any situation around. It can heal heartache and transform despair into hope. When life begins to feel heavy and overwhelming, laughter is the most amazing way to reduce stress. I am a happy person and so is my husband. We live a happy life together and I really feel that humor is a major contributor to our happiness.
One night, my husband and I were watching a show at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. From our table I had both a balcony perspective of the audience and was also a part of it. I focused my attention on a very big guy whose belly shook when he laughed. I could tell he was trying to hold back a lot of his laughter but he couldn't hide it all. He was experiencing true joy. So was the rest of the audience. We did not know each other but we were all laughing together as one. I felt so connected to these people. It was one of the most beautiful things I've ever experienced.
Today's Prayer: God, thank you for the power of laughter. Please help me find humor in stressful situations. Give me the ability to make others laugh when they need to. I am so appreciative for my wonderful marriage, keep us laughing together throughout the rest of our lives.