Sunday, April 20, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 20 April 2014

Laughter is carbonated holiness.  [Anne Lamott]

Somedays the best I can DO is find my laughter. Much like Peter Pan’s shadow, I often consider it an accessory. Better to remember it’s always there, I just need to turn to it, use it, let it rip.

I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.  [Herman Melville, Moby Dick]

This is an excellent philosophy for Life. We, none of us, know what is coming, though we all seem to assume we DO, to some extent. There is only one thing to know for sure and that is my response to Life. And I hope to keep it Laughter First in all matters.

If there is no laughter, Jesus has gone somewhere else. If there is no joy and freedom, it is not a church: it is simply a crowd of melancholy people basking in a religious neurosis. If there is no celebration, there is no real worship[Steve Brown, Approaching God: Accepting the Invitation to Stand in the Presence of God]

On Easter Morning it seems apropos to share this perspective and to let it stand without any embellishment.

The earth laughs in flowers.   [Ralph Waldo Emerson]

Indeed it does and aren’t those ripples of laughter just utterly gorgeous?!

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Rita said...

I've heard the last quote--and love it! But the first one--OMG! LOVE that one!! It's absolutely delicious!

Laughter has saved my soul more times than I can count. ;)