There is so much to cry about in this old world; we cannot help but be saddened and grief-stricken by so much of what we see and experience.
But still—there is so much to laugh about.
Thank you for those situations that make us laugh.
Thank you for those people who make us laugh.
Thank you for those realizations that make us laugh.
Give us love enough that we will never laugh at someone’s misfortune.
Give us grace enough that we will never hesitate to laugh at ourselves.
In this week and in all weeks, let us laugh well, laugh long, and laugh appropriately.
Help us to know that it is good for us and that it can be good for those around us.
Oh, and help us to know when not to laugh, too …