|"Laughter is the spark of the soul." -- Unknown|
I always knew how I loved the sounds of their laughter - deep and throaty, soft and giggly, or hearty and boisterous. I am often aware of how I miss "the spark of their soul." But the dream was a reminder to enjoy and appreciate more, the laughter of those still with me.
When I hear someone laughing - genuinely laughing, no laugh tracks, please - it warms my soul and always makes me smile. Often it really is contagious, because I begin laughing too.
Laughter is a gift that grows more precious as we get older. It came easily and often when I was a child. But today, there are few people with whom I enjoy laughing beyond polite giggling. People who laugh easily are gifts to us all.
All I know is when I do have the rare fit of laughter that makes my cheeks hurt, brings tears to my eyes and tightens my stomach, I consider it a very good day.
Here's to enjoying laughter and those who laugh!