Many people may be offended at the thought of laughing with/at/during cancer, but for those of us who actually have cancer..sometimes, you just need to laugh. Life is full of laughter and tears. Having cancer doesn’t cause life to happen in a vacuum. There are so many days filled with tears, stress and worry; at some point you wonder if there will ever be joy. And, that is where God stepped in for me.
He has given me a “Humor Angel”. This wonderful angel doesn’t live in the same town, or even the same state. She doesn’t even know me as an adult, but she remembers me as a small child. I’m sure those memories consist of me being rebellious, stubborn, hard-headed and throwing temper tantrums. Nonetheless, she has been faithful to send me cards regularly. And, for reasons I don’t know, she ‘gets’ the fact that I need to laugh. She has obviously found the “Cancer/Humor” section of her local card store. And, who knew such a thing even existed? I mean, isn’t it a bold move to send a cancer patient a funny card…you never know how they will react. Well, I can tell you it has been worth it! From the first card she sent, I have literally laughed out loud when I open her cards! (not that LOL you type on FB, but you aren’t really LOL’ing…I really LOL’d!) When I see the envelope from this angel in my mailbox I smile and think “What has she found now”!
After the week I have had, I needed to laugh and cheer about something. Well, there you have it…”Yay, Chemo”! Too funny.
Proverbs 17:22 says: “A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.” Solomon was indeed wise. My demeanor shifted and my heart felt lighter. There is so much that I can worry about, but so much that I can laugh about too. And, just like this next card, I guess I have no complaints!
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, Rejoice!” Philippians 4:4
Laughing and Believing!