Laughter~An Oil Change for the Brain

9 May

From My Heart

Louise Gibson

Balderdash Mirth copy

 

 

LAUGHTER
{An Oil Change for the Brain)

Oh, what fun it was,
An evening of “Balderdash”-
A board game played by the “Gibson girls.”
Our reward was laughs, not cash

!I was reluctant to play, at first-
I felt intimidated by their knowledge.
I graduated from high school,
but I had never attended college.

The game, I found, was a stimulant.
It taxed my inner core-
We had to guess whose answer was true,
which made us laugh all the more.

I have to confess, I was a pretty good liar-
My answer was often chosen as “true”.
The game called for a great imagination,
based on our “point of view”.

The memories I treasure on Mother’s Day
are preserved in my heart-
I carry them with me at all times-
they are “riches” set apart!

Laughter in the Bible:

Genesis 18:13 “And the Lord said unto Abraham,
Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, “Shall I of a surety
bear a child, who am old?”

Eccl. 2:2 “I said of laughter, it is mad: and of mirth.
What doeth it?”

Psalm 126:2 “Then was our mouth full of laughter,
our tongue with singing”

13 Responses to “Laughter~An Oil Change for the Brain”

  1. Charles Dougherty May 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    A good laugh is about 90 percent of what makes a great day. Laughing puts everyhting in the proper perspective..

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  2. LisaJeyDavis May 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Laughter makes good medicine. This I know to be true. I do it as often as I can. 🙂 Great reflections!

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    • Louise Gib son May 14, 2014 at 8:50 am #

      You are so right, Charles. You can’t have negative emotions and a merry heart at the same time.

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    • Louise Gib son May 14, 2014 at 8:53 am #

      That evening of “Balderdash” was an event that all of us reflect on as a time of authentic merriment!

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  3. Ms. Cheevious May 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Laughter is the BOMB. That’s all I can say. Great poem! Thank you!

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    • Louise Gib son May 14, 2014 at 8:57 am #

      GENUINE LAUGHTER IS A TENSION RELIEVER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND REMARKS.

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  4. Bob Nailor May 12, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    Laughter keeps us young. My wife and I travel w/ her brother and his wife in our RV. Each trip is filled w/ laughter. I may not remember the trip, but I do remember all the fun.

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    • Louise Gib son May 12, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

      You are so right, Bob. I never let the fact that I am 85 keep me from living an abudant life.
      Thank you for responding!

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  5. Old Things R New May 9, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    I enjoyed every word of this!! You are so right, laughter is an oil change for the brain. Even your photo made me smile.

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    • Louise Gib son May 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

      THANKS, ALTA.. tHAT EVENING PROVED TO ME THAT YOU HAVE TO “PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE”, SO TO SPEAK. i WOULD HAVE MISSED AN EVENING OF HILARIOUS FUN IF I HAD REMAINED TOO INTIMIDATED TO PLAY.

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  6. divoran09 May 9, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    Delicious post, Louise. I also remember Balderdash with the family. What fun!

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    • Louise Gib son May 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

      WHAT AN INTERESTING EXPRESSION, DIVORAN. tHANKS! IT IS A GREAT FAMILY GAME!

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