I heard a talk once about the value of laughter. The speaker cited research about its effects on a person’s wellbeing, both mental and physical. “You need to have a laughing partner,” she said, “someone you can laugh with every day.” She went on to say that if you don’t have a laughing partner, you should, at the very least, laugh once a day. Schedule it if necessary. I was relating this to my brother and sister-in-law while eating in a crowded restaurant. I looked at my watch and said, “Oh, it’s time to laugh.” We started laughing, forcing it at first. The more we laughed, the harder it was to stop. People at nearby tables looked at us strangely, but smiled. The mood in the restaurant lightened up considerably. So, laugh, it makes the words a brighter place.
Name two days of the week that start with “t.”
Today and tomorrow.
Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon.
Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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