Friday, September 30, 2011


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Did you know that children laugh two-hundred times each day...
while adults laugh only four?
So they say!

As I sped down the road...
I saw this picture waiting to be taken.

A picture that made me laugh!
He was clearly up to his armpits in a mess...
but seemed quite happy to be there.

We discussed the benefits of joy...
and laughter...
and smiling...
and a good sense of humour...
with friends this week.
They are many.

No matter how deeply we are immersed in the cares of this world...
there is always something to be thankful for.
There is always some reason to smile.
Let's look for it!

Have a great weekend...


  1. That made me grin, too. I definitely wouldn't want to join him there on his pile of contentment. Oh dear...the euphemisms.

    Your comment about children's laughter and adults' laughter was quite telling. Hmmm...

  2. As often as four times a day?.....
    That picture was just waiting for you!

  3. That's a great picture and I like your optimistic perspective Judy. I just visited Pondside and Vee. It's almost like we're having coffee together this morning. now wouldn't that be nice. If I were expecting you all to visit here this morning I'd have some Butterhorns ready and I'd have used the Mennonite Girls Can Cook/book recipe. Wish you could stop by!

  4. Great photo....he had probably been waiting there for some time hoping someone would come and snap him. I too like a good laugh!

  5. I forgot to mention that Vee sent me her cookbook after you girls mailed her an autographed copy and I found your Front Porch on Pondside's sidebar. Have a great morning Judy!

  6. Now if that doesn't make you smile what would??
    I think I've smiled more than 4 times already so I'm well on my way to a good day:)

  7. Laughter is the best medicine...but I also love that photo...It's for a good day's smile anytime.

  8. Yes Judy, indeed let's look for it. I have thought too that children sure do laugh a lot and maybe that is why being with them is so good for the soul.

    Great photo by the way.

  9. What a lovely post! That pic would make anyone laugh! I know I laugh more than 4 times a day! Have a great weekend!

  10. Now what was that horse standing in? He did seems to be enjoying whatever it was! :)

    My husband and I love to laugh! We often watch a silly movie together to do just that, or better yet, we watch a few videos my son sent to us of our grandsons as their smiles and giggles and sweet comments always make us smile.

    Have a lovely weekend, Judy! Are you book signing along with the rest of the MGCC crew? Enjoy!

  11. I am a definite advocate of smiling and laughing.

    And, this photo gave me both a smile and a laugh. Thank you for sharing.

    We are blessed to have family and friends to give us laughter and smiles - and to share ours.

  12. Ha! Well I'm laughing now. I would have slammed on my brakes if I saw this photo shoot waiting to be taken!!

  13. Im glad im not that poor horse, then again ive got my own set of problems,lol. Now i feel pretty lucky. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.

  14. May you have a delightful Autumn!
    Laughing is such medicine for our souls.

    God bless and may laugh a lot,
    d from homehaven

  15. Great photo and a great post too.
    I've always been drawn to people with a good sense of humor. I was blessed with a dad who possessed that quality.

  16. Thanks for the smile today. I would have taken that picture too. I like the info you shared on laughter. I agree with the fact that children are so free with their laughter and that blesses my heart. I think laughter is cleansing.

  17. That's hilarious! It looks like a llama rather than a I right?

  18. Great advice. I love a good belly laugh now and then.

  19. Your picture made me chuckle. Did you hear the story of the farmer who's donkey fell in a pit? The farmer decided to just bury the old animal in the pit. But every time he tossed a shovelful of dirt down on the donkey, he just shook it off and stood on top of it. After awhile the dirt was as high as the ground and the donkey walked away. Wonder if that's what happened to Mr. Llama?


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