As I write, I am listening to my son play video games with a friend. The peals of laughter coming from that room warms my heart. That kind of laughter has been missing from my life for quite a while and it is a welcome return.
Even if you are not the one laughing, it is such a gift to hear someone you love having fun and enjoying themselves. It reminds you that there is joy in the world and even if you don't have a grasp on that joy right this second...it's just around the corner.
I have laughed a lot these last couple of months, including a number of times where I've laughed until I cried. Pure, unadulterated joy has returned and I see joy in a multitude of ways every single day. Each morning as I smell the sea breeze, enjoy my morning cup of coffee, and watch the dogs play in the yard...I realize I am blessed and I am joyful. I laugh at the dogs' antics and it's the perfect way to begin my day.
Look around. I guarantee you will find something to smile at, if not laugh aloud. Joy and laughter are there for the taking. Reach out and grab yours.