Tag Archives: laughter

Laughing the Day Away

These three carefree froggy friends greeted me with infectious laughter on my brief break the other day. With Love, Russ

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“I’ll Cry a Little and Then Laugh Again”

Our 3-year-old grandson Alex comes up with the most profound comments. When an adult asked another grandson to stop poking or tickling Alex, they added,  “Although he’s laughing now, if you keep doing it he’ll eventually cry about it. Alex immediately … Continue reading

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Tiny Fingers

One of my favorite rituals between my two year old grandson Thomas and me starts when he rings the doorbell at our front door and My Beloved answers it. Thomas runs in yelling “Papa! “Papa!” (that’s what he calls me) … Continue reading

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Laughing At Mistakes

Here’s some healthy humor for those who could use an extra-large dose of it today: “Laughing at your mistakes can lengthen your life. Laughing at your wife’s can shorten it.” –CK/Forever Awezome Love, Russ

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Back In the Flow

When I make plans Life often intrudes But I believe that Is just an excuse When I focus on things That help me to grow I find all kinds of time To get back in the flow I make time … Continue reading

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What I Know For Sure

My friend Shian at http://shianwrites.wordpress.com/ asked the question in a recent post: What do you know for sure? I thought it was a great question. Here is my reply: I know for sure that I am happiest, feel most connected, … Continue reading

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Water Fight!

(A revised re-post for newer readers to this site.) Some of my favorite moments in life have occurred on a whim. For example: Water fights between my Beloved and me. In the bathroom. They would often start innocently enough such … Continue reading

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Getting Positive Emotions to Occur

A reader recently asked: “How do you get positive emotions to appear?” Here are some of the things I do when I want to go from negativity to positivity. I: Smile (even when I don’t feel like it.) Watch a … Continue reading

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Don’t Smile!

My Beloved and I found that one of the hardest things about disciplining our young children was staying serous when scolding them—especially when every instinct in our bodies and minds wanted to smile or burst out laughing. For example, call … Continue reading

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Sock Wars!

One day when our boys were still fairly young, I kidded my Beloved about something as she sorted and matched a basket of clean socks and was rolling the matched pairs into little balls to keep them together. The next … Continue reading

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