Thankful Thursday: 3 Gifts that made me laugh

3 Gifts that made me laugh:

1. These two little kids certainly know how to make their Grandma smile and laugh with delight! I am so thankful that they are in my life, and for now…they really enjoy just hanging out with me! I hope it stays like this for a very, long time.

A & A

 

2. I can’t imagine life without my beautiful daughter and this amazing little guy! Just like his mama, he is pure joy! This special moment was brought to you by “frog” and a little belly laugh too!

A and R and the frog

3. And then there’s this guy! After all these years…he still makes me laugh and smile! He definitely has captured my heart!

I am oh so very thankful for him and I love living life with him!

me and my best friend

 

These are just a few of the things that I am counting my blessings for today.  I am so thankful for my family and the joy and laughter that they bring to my life.

I am truly blessed.

 

“It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time. Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have the power to choose either.” ~ Wayne Dyer

 

 

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Thankful Thursday: 3 times I heard laughter

3 times I heard laughter:

1. I am very thankful that I can hear the sounds of laughter.

This is our little neighbor girl, and most days we can hear her squeals of laughter, and her tiny little voice coming from the other side of the fence, but we don’t see her.  What a fun surprise it was to look across our yard and actually see her peeking over the fence at us from her play house!

little neighbor girl

 

2.  This little guy and laughter, well they just go hand-in-hand. He wakes up in the morning with a smile on his face, and it usually doesn’t go away until oh, about nap time, and bedtime! I’m thankful that he is so happy, and brings a smile to the face of so many people.

R in the bathtub

 

3. I’m thankful that we had this opportunity, and that I could be a part of this once in a lifetime experience. His joy and laughter just couldn’t be held back any longer as he approached the 1st hole at Pebble Beach Golf Course.

at Pebble Beach

 

Another Thankful Thursday, and like always, there is so much that I can find to be thankful for.  What a great gift I have been given to not only hear the sound of laughter, but to be able to experience the joy that laughter brings.

After all …. laughter really is the best medicine for the soul.

Go on, give it a try, laugh a little…or a lot, and see if it doesn’t just make you feel better!

Laughter and joy are part of the beauty of life.” Diogo Morgado

 

 

 

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts that made me laugh

3 gifts that made me laugh 🙂

I don’t laugh out loud a lot … but that doesn’t mean I’m not happy.  There are a lot of things that make me happy, as well as a lot of things that I laugh about, to and with.

1. This little guy’s laugh is absolutely contagious, and it’s hard not to join him when he lets that little giggle out. It becomes a type of game with him, the more you laugh…the more he laughs.  A never-ending circle of pure joy! I’m so thankful that I am able to “hear” this wonderful sound of laughter. Like good medicine for a weary soul, he fills my heart to overflowing.

R laughing

2. This moment, this funny little plastic mustache…a moment of fun, and laughter.  A moment to cherish and realize that yes, I’m thankful that sometimes it’s just a simple little thing that can make me laugh, and make him happy too!

  A & his mustache

3. And this one, well you might have needed to be there to appreciate it…but it did make me laugh out loud!

My 5-year-old granddaughter took my phone and was the photographer for the evening. I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw some of the pictures that she took, this being one of my favorites. I’m so thankful for her, and her creativity, I’m just hoping her choice of subject matter to photograph will maybe improve as she gets older 🙂

A's 8th Birthday - photos by A

These are just a few of the many things that I am thankful for on this very Thankful Thursday!

Keep looking for those little things in life – the ones that make you smile, and maybe even make you laugh…out loud! 🙂

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.“~Proverbs 17:22

 

Thankful Thursday: 3 gifts that start with “L”

3 gifts that start with “L“…

The first thing that comes to my mind, is my daughter, son-in-law and grandson….their last name starts with “L” and there are 3 of them 🙂

But, I thought I would add a little bit more, that just seemed a little too easy.

1. Life…I love the life I have with this guy.  He makes me feel so special.  OK!!…he spoils me.  A lot. And I love him so very much!

Sunshine and smiles

2. Laughter…We share lots of moments of laughter together …they don’t always photograph too well though.  But, we do enjoy laughing together, and bringing a smile to each other’s face.

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3. Love…After all these years….I love him more today than I ever have. He really is the love of my life. I am so blessed to have this amazing man as my husband, and my very best friend.

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Once again, these are just a few of the things that I am so very thankful for on this Thankful Thursday.  There are so many, many more things to be thankful for.  Big and small, they are everywhere you look…you just have to keep looking.

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust

A little something to make you smile

My 5-year-old granddaughter, is full of life, and likes to “do and say” funny things to make me smile.

Yesterday, she presented me with another one of her amazing jokes.

Are you ready for this?

Her: Why did the duck cross the playground?

Me: To play with the other ducks?

Her: No….to get to the other slide!  Get it?! 🙂

And then she starts laughing at herself, and I can’t help but laugh with her, because, well, she just makes me smile

And you must admit, this really was a pretty good one, now wasn’t it?

She then attempts to tell me another one, but by then she was being very silly, and it just wasn’t as successful, even to her!

In fact, it was so bad she couldn’t even bring herself to laugh at her own joke!

But that didn’t slow her down, she just moved on to some other form of silliness.

Ahhh,… the joy of the life and times of a 5-year-old. Savor the moments, each and every one of them.

“A laugh is a smile that bursts.” ~ Mary H. Waltdrip

I have a joke for you!

I’m sitting at the table with my 5-year-old granddaughter watching her paint a picture, when my mind takes a leave of absence, and I decide I’m going to tell her a joke!

Now for anyone who has ever told a kid a joke before, you know that you must be prepared for, well…failure.

So in my absent state of mind, I proceed to tell her the only joke I can remember the punch line for.

Me: Knock, knock

Her: Who’s there

Me: Boo

Her: Boo who

Me: Boo who!! Why are you crying? 🙂

Her: That’s not funny grandma. 😦

Hmmm. I guess I won’t be telling that one again!

But before you leave disappointed with the bad joke as well….she let me know that she had a “good joke” for me!

Are you ready for this?

Her: So Grandma, what do you call a princess that takes all day long to clean her room?

Me: I don’t know. What do you call her?

Her: You call her “Slow White“! Get it Grandma? I changed “Snow” to “Slow” to make it funny!! (at which she begins to laugh uproariously!)

Me: Oh I get it! 🙂 That’s a good one! You are soooo funny!

Because that’s what Grandma’s do.  They laugh at their grandkids jokes.

All of them!

In memory of…

A very special lady…my sister, my friend!

Aug. 7, 1954 - Aug 1, 2002

Aug. 7, 1954 – Aug 1, 2002

Miss you, miss your smile.  I can’t believe it has been 11 years since we last talked on the phone.  It seems like it was just last week.

The time has gone by, and so much has changed, but my memory of you is still the same.  You were my protector, my friend, and my confidant.  We laughed and we cried together, and sometimes, we even laughed so hard, we cried.

Oh how I wish you were here, so that we could share these days together.  The days of our empty nest, and amazing grandchildren. The days we talked about so much, and we were so looking forward to going through together.

Sharing in each others joy and crying on each others shoulder, talking and listening and learning from each other. And don’t forget…laughing too! Lots of laughing I’m sure!

But for reasons I will never understand this side of heaven, it just didn’t work out that way.

So on this day, as well as many others, I remember you and the very special person you were to me and to the world!

You will always be in my memory, and forever in my heart.

Thank you for your unconditional love to me.  I love you!