#HAWMC 1: laughter is the best medicine

What always makes me laugh?

Thinking of my father’s warped sense of humour, for example:

* laughing til we cried and our stomach muscles hurt watching SNL in the early years, Monty Python, The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Peter Seller’s movies 

* the crazy names he gave to things and people (often an alliteration or witty word play)

* his silly jokes and funny songs

* his interpretation of the world around him

bust of WW Longfellow which resembles my father
bust of WW Longfellow which resembles my father

3 thoughts on “#HAWMC 1: laughter is the best medicine

  1. wendy April 1, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    I have decided not to do the HAWMC….they gave out the list too late for me, and the prompts are mostly the same as in 2012. Glad you are able to do it. I will attempt to post something each day.

    I have just been extended the Brave Heart Award — And now I’m nominating YOU!
    You can find out more about the award by following this link…http://picnicwithants.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/braveheart-award/…it will take you to my blog post about the award.

    Please leave me a comment if you accept the award.

    Each nominee is notified withthe inclusion of the following words: (Note from me: remember, a survivor from abuse does not always mean from physical or sexual abuse. As someone with illnesses we are often abused by others who don’t understand, by doctors…ect. You are not Alone.)

    Stand Strong You Are Not Alone

    I call you a survivor, because that is what you are. There are days when you don’t feel like a survivor and there are days when the memories trigger your past and it feels like you are losing the fight – but you are not. Take the past and heal with it. You are strong.

    I want you to know that any abuse you experience as a result of your diagnosis is not your fault. It does not matter what age it happened. You did not deserve it, you did not cause it, and you did not bring it on yourself. You own no shame, guilt, or remorse.

    In your life, you have faced many demons, but look around you and you will see there is hope and there is beauty. You are beautiful, You are loved, there is hope.

    You deserve to be loved and treated with respect. You deserve peace and joy in your life. Don’t settle for anything less than that. God has plans for you. Your future does not have to be dictated by your past.

    Each step you take you are not alone. Stand Strong.


  2. Colline April 1, 2014 / 6:42 am

    It is always a pleasure to have people such as your dad around.


    • phylor April 2, 2014 / 5:20 am

      We definitely need to laugh!


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