Laugh. It’s not Illegal

When I was a wee tyke, I asked my dad why I couldn’t get my dog, Roy, to laugh (named for Roy Rogers). My dad told me it was Roy’s way to laugh when he approached me wagging his tail. I asked why he couldn’t laugh the way we do. He said God gave the power to laugh to people only. Again, I wondered why. He said because God likes to laugh and wants to share it only with us.

I started laughing. My dad asked what was funny? I said I want God to be happy, so I laugh to make Him laugh. I thought then, and now, that laughing with God is prayer too.

Among the following might be some possibilities. Go ahead and laugh. Then watch your dog’s tail wagging.


A few quick thoughts:

  • It’s probably my age that tricks people into thinking I’m an adult.
  • Life is like a helicopter.  I don’t know how to operate a helicopter.
  • It’s weird being the same age as old people.
  • The devil whispered to me, “I’m coming for you.”  I whispered back, “I’ll be a half hour in heaven afore ye know I’m gone.”
  • If 2020 was a math word-problem it would sound like this:  If you’re going down a river at 2 MPH and your canoe loses a wheel, how much pancake mix would you need to re-shingle your roof?

A job well done is a great feeling! But an UH-OH? Begs rationalizing from the encyclopedia of UH-OH’s!

More humor to take the sting out of that alligator-biting-your-ankle kind of day.

Really. Hawaiian watermelons look just like pineapples.

Bike path tire trap…”We got another one, Fred.. hehe.”

“You had one job to do! Had the whole week to finish it! Where’s your mind?? Are you in love? is that it?”

“The doctor will see you now.” ..uuuh.. I’ll come back later.

Got picked for the cheer squad. First game. Quarterback got sacked. O-G! “Was I wrong?”

Goes well with red wine or soy milk

Baboons sure look different in North America

Some folks never leave the house in winter. Snow boots ruin a carpet.

“So why the complaint — you got one pepperoni”

Free WiFi — cheap at half the price.

Must be the annual Christmas shipment to the South Pole.

Tag says “Som Ting Wong Asia Tours.” Never heard of it.

Uh-oh…Boycotting Whole Foods for sure! I don’t think this is even legal.

Uh-huh, uh-huh…so this is what happened to the election!

Isaiah 55:12

Mirth makes for a joyful heart; a hearty laugh clears the airways (God likes it too).

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

And may all your trials be happy ones with liquid center chocolates.

13 thoughts on “Laugh. It’s not Illegal”

    1. Thank you so much, Beth. I’m so glad this thinned some clouds of the day for you.
      I was feeling rather gloomy when I first began assembling this, but more sprightly when I finished. And your comment added more sunshine to my evening. God bless you and all your loved ones so richly!

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