I was watching my little nephew for a couple hours the other day. We went to the beach a little where we rolled in the sand and ran in and out of the waves. We then drove the “Bat Mobile (A.K.A. my car) back and hung out in the “Bat Cave (A.K.A my house)” with “Bat Girl (A.K.A Bella)”. We proceeded to kill zombies and played police talking on our fake walkie talkies. He turned to me and asked “Why are you always laughing?”. The irony of the serious question among all the play really struck me. I told him it was important to laugh. That it was good for you to laugh.
Why are you always laughing? It is amazing the stuff that comes out of little kids’ mouths. Where do they come up with some of these things? But, the sense of wonderment and imagination never ceases to really attract my attention. How amazing would it be if us adults kept just a tiny bit of this alive as we aged??? Just being able to embrace each new day with the wonderment that they do. To make each day what you want it to be. Oh, a Superhero… okay! Maybe a Doggie, no problem! A Police, a Doctor, a Zombie…yup, whatever you feel like!
I’m not talking about living in a fantasy world of course, because I am not crazy enough to think I can wake up and be a Doctor tomorrow (thank goodness!). But, I can wake up with excitement. I can wake up with the possibility of what tomorrow can be. I can wake up with my eyes wide open in awe of the world around me. I can wake up being happy and grateful for all that I have and hopeful for all that might be.
Why are you always laughing? I simply ask “Why not?”