“Laughter is the closest distance between two people.” -Victor Borge
I take my life too seriously at times. I often get so focused on bettering myself and my ministry that I sometimes lose focus on some of the things that are just as important in life.
Because of that, I find that I’m not having as much fun in life as I could. There’s a simple cure for that: laugh more.
Just the other night, my wife and I had a relaxing evening with good friends while my two-year-old daughter was sleeping at home with my Dad watching over her. We had some great conversations!
I smiled a lot, laughed a lot, ate some good brownies, and heard fun stories about the lives of my friends. It was awesome! And I thought to myself two things:
- I’m having so much fun!
- I need to do this more often.
I was so relaxed. I had nothing to worry about at that moment. I wasn’t thinking about the next day and all the tasks I had to get done. I wasn’t worried about going to bed late. I wasn’t trying to improve myself or my ministry. I wasn’t reflecting on my life.
I was totally present to my friends.
It was a short night as people had to get home, but a night that I want to repeat over and over again.
My goal is this: I need to create more moments in life where I can experience this type of laughter and relaxation with the people that matter to me most.
Question: When was the last time you experienced a night of relaxation and laughter with friends and family?