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Thank you to my silly friends

Friday, November 29, 2013

Some people might think I am "wasting" too much time participating in "silly" threads and looking at blogs that include mostly comics and cute animal pictures. I appreciate the inspirational blogs I read, too; but the funny ones are what help me most in dealing with my life right now. There are lots of studies that show that laughter is good medicine . . . for physical problems and for the anxiety that many of us face.

When I go to sleep at night, one of the last things I usually think about is whether or not my husband will still be alive in the morning. On my good nights, I am able to leave the question in God's hands and go to sleep. On my not-so-good nights, I find it difficult or impossible to go to sleep. And sometimes I am awake because Charles is moaning from the pain in his feet and legs . . . or because he is coughing . . . or because he is having dreams about Vietnam and thrashing around in his sleep . . . or because he is in the office or the living room because HE cannot sleep.

When I wake up in the morning, I check to see that Charles is still breathing. I look at his legs to see if they are swollen. If he looks feverish, I check his temp to make sure his fever has not sky-rocketed again. I remember the day I found him on the floor in the office in a diabetic coma. When he does his morning check of all his vitals, I quiz him about whether he has gained fluid weight over-night. If he has gained a lot, then we have another run to the ER. Every time I wonder if it is the last time.

I have some medical issues of my own, but they are nothing compared with what Charles goes through every day. Still, they do add to my exhaustion.

So . . . I want to thank all my Spark friends who participate in my favorite "silly" threads. I want to thank my Spark friends who post comics, jokes, and pictures that keep me laughing. Other than prayer, it is the single most valuable support I get here. Yes, it is even more valuable than the support for forming better eating habits and being more consistent about exercise. It gives me relief from the stress of life and keeps me smiling.

So, my dear, "silly" Spark Friends . . . Thank You!!!!!

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    Sometimes, laughter is all that keeps us going. I like to think my sense of humor
    is always there looking for something to smile at.
    I think trying to help folks deal with the world today is why I do my song tune of
    the day and the little picture........sometimes it is funny, sometimes not.....

    I agree with you on the laughter.

    Blessings, because I know you went thru the same things I am going thru..just
    different problems.
    232 days ago
    I love--and need--the silly stuff that people post! Don't feel guilty! Everyone, keep those jokes and cartoons coming. Mostly we have to laugh or else life just gets too hard.

    Chris emoticon
    2562 days ago
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    2645 days ago
  • no profile photo BAMAJAM
    I am touched by your words... and I understand that we need a "release valve" for our difficult times. Humor is wonderful medicine indeed, and how sad for those who cannot enjoy Silliness--- and who don't have a sense of humor.
    Sending you a gentle hug, warm thoughts, and a friendly smile!
    God bless you and your husband.
    ( ... I am Silly too )
    2709 days ago
    emoticon there are silly people here

    2711 days ago
    What is good for you - body or soul - is never a waste!! Thanks for taking the time to find laughter in a situation where so many might not even bother to try! Right now I don't have as much time to spend on the "silly" threads, but I do understand how uplifting the laughter they provide can be!! And you are definitely a joy to interact with on this site, so a big emoticon right back at you!!! emoticon
    2721 days ago
  • DEE107
    fits all the caretakers ...love this thank you
    2721 days ago
    I must admit that silly posts and funny blogs do far more for my morale than sp articles.
    2721 days ago
    Who is silly? I'm not silly. emoticon emoticon
    I confess, I normally don't read blogs. I read/type for a living so I get tired of all the reading. lol ...but I love our "silly threads!" :)
    2722 days ago
    Thanks for your post. I don't feel so silly any more. emoticon
    2722 days ago
    2722 days ago
    laughter is sometimes the only medicine that we can give to ourselves that helps. i can't imagine what you go through, but i would never stifle you need to laugh. emoticon
    2722 days ago
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