Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I take life seriously and spend a lot of my time thinking and reflecting...which can lead me to take myself too seriously and I can forget to laugh...that real deep and loud and long laughing.
Recently my husband and I have been watching past seasons of "The Office" (through Netflix) in bed at night on our laptop. Can I tell you how fun that has been? We laugh and joke as we watch...and then the next day we call each other and repeat off-the-wall quotes from the episodes we just watched and laugh all over again.
It has been so good for our marriage!
It's so easy for us to roll through these days of marriage as co-workers. Getting the daily tasks done around the house, focusing on the children, checking off lists, talking deep and falling into bed exhausted. It's easy to forget to be silly and laugh! To simply chill-out and relax and watch something hilarious is amazingly good for the marriage-soul.
If you find your marriage in a place where tensions are running high or stress is getting the better of your relationship, remember that laughter can be the best marital medicine. Read comics to each other. Learn some corny jokes. Play a little prank. Or watch a silly movie or TV show together. Show your funky dance groove with some favorite music. The point is: have fun again!
It is hard to stay mad or irritated with each other when we are laughing and having fun. In fact, all of this laughter seems to make us more attracted to each other and desirous of more time together. Laughing together heals and bonds and brings lightness...and we really need that in this crazy painful world.