I don’t know about you but I just adore laughter. It can change a grumpy attitude to wonderful joy. And there are so many kinds of laughter: small giggles, stifled chortles, belly laughter and so many more. Laughter is genuine delight that flows through us.

Giggles are adorable. I am not sure I have ever come across someone’s giggle and not loved it. They are cute and warm, filled with gentle peace even if just for that moment. We giggle for so many different reasons. Whether it’s flirtatious or simply because of a funny joke. I guess girls giggle more than men; men probably prefer a more manly term such as “chuckle.”

Stifled laughter cracks me up because it often occurs when someone is attempting to not laugh in an inappropriate moment. This happens to me often. I can make a fool out of myself pretty easily with my stifled laughter, because if I stifle, I snort. Embarrassed after my pig-like snigger, I usually consider running away forever or getting a job on a farm.

Oh, glorious belly laughter, you are my favorite. I fall for the uncontrollable happiness. When someone is outrageously happy, it warms my heart. I listen to each person’s laughter, none sounding the same. And I laugh too, because someone’s laugh is awful. Oh wait, that’s just mine.

Well, at least I can laugh at my laugh. Man, that sounds sad. Anyway, love laughing. Enjoy the outburst of fun and elation. Live your laughs to the fullest.


A Covenant in The Pages

There is a beautiful promise in written words. Not just in fictional books, but in any piece of work an author takes the time to fashion. A written letter is a wonderful way to express ones feelings, the inked words display emotions of all types. A book is more formal. It is often typed up and printed but the promise is still there in wonderful ways. So, what is this promise?

What do you want to feel when you read a book? When you pick a book to read, you will already begin to realize what feelings will occur inside you. You see, readers have that option. A reader picks the book, right? That reader reveals what they want to feel or not feel by which books they choose to read. The back of the book is the promise. When you read the back of a book, you understand that your emotions will be tangled, like a plate of spaghetti. Yes, I am telling you to break the rule and judge a book by its cover.

How unfair it is. Of course, I know life is not fair, but books are supposed to be little pieces of one’s heart, and those pieces paint pictures and tell tales. They lavish you with comforting love and laughter or shocking battles scenes and gruesome heartache. The author’s heart is typed into whatever book or paper they write. It’s that covenant in the pages that says you’re are safe with what you have chosen to read. When you are attacked with disappointment in the author for breaking those promises emotions, it is almost like they’re saying, “I am breaking your heart and you can not do anything about it.”

Us readers trust our books, because words and stories are important to us. We need to feel that familiar thrill when we read. It is our safe place.