Sunday, September 12, 2010

Loving to laugh

It was any other day at the grocery store--except for a humorous exchange at the check-out lane.

I had just deposited my purchases on the conveyor belt. Then, showing a small act of courtesy, I placed the plastic divider for the customer's order behind me.

"Oh, thank you!" the customer exclaimed.

"Well," I said, teasingly, "I didn't want to pay for your groceries!"

She laughed, and the clerk hooted. He laughed so hard that others took notice, responding appreciatively for the chance to smile. The air was filled with goodwill.

Now, I'm far from being a seasoned comedian. But I do know this about the human heart:

It is joyful.

It is playful.

It is spontaneous.

And it loves to laugh!

17 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!! Following you back!
    Crystal
    SurvivingaTeachersSalary.blogspot.com

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  2. It always warms the heart to be reminded that even the most mundane moments can become occasions of joy!

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  3. Jake, Thanks for your very poignant remarks!

    Love,
    Dad

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  4. that is funny! I love your positive thoughts.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog hop AND for posting it on your blog. Have a great week!
    http://pinkdandychatter.blogspot.com

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  5. It's great when those small moments can bring happiness to others.

    Thank you for participating in last week’s Follow Us Monday Morning! I hope you will stop by and participate in this week’s Follow Us Monday Morning @ Frugality Is Free, the new linky will open up at 10 p.m. EST.

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  6. Hi there, thx for stopping by my blog. Im now ur new follower. You're funny, anyways.. i love to laugh too :D

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  7. Great to visit again. You do spread cheer everywhere online it seems.
    Laughter is the souls way of showing love.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    I enjoyed reading your posts. You are very creative.

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  9. Thanks for visiting my blog! Great blog you have! I am a new follower!

    Karen @ http://barefootinportland.com

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  10. Thanks for coming by!

    Isn't is amazing how little it takes to make someone smile or laugh? Isn't it amazing that we don't give the gift more readily!?

    bee blessed
    mary

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  11. I love checkout moments. It's amazing how much human emotion can play out in one small, mundane place. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. thansk for stoppong by my blog now following via the blog hop teri great blog love it!!!

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  14. Indeed, everyone love to laugh! Is the best therapy.

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  15. Laugh yourself well, it is the best medicine for evcry ailment! I look forward to all your positive, inspirationalposts. Thank you.

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  16. If everyone does a little, we will soon be a nation where there will be more heart ...

    Are we a nation of Friends Smiling. . .
    A big hug.

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