533. Laughter is God’s blessing. ~Joseph Prince

Laughter is the brush
that sweeps away
the cobwebs of the heart.
~Mort Walker

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Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.

As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.

As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of God.
~John O’Donohue

Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. ~Psalm 126:2a   ✝

19 thoughts on “533. Laughter is God’s blessing. ~Joseph Prince

  1. Lovely—you’re on a musical roll 🙂
    Got the plants finally tucked away, this evening—had to wait until Gregory got home to help with the two heavy ones…which are still loaded with green fruit—ugh.
    The landscape guy came and I’m praying he’ll be reasonable—Gregory, for some reason wasn’t really sold on him—I was—fingers crossed 🙂
    Hugs and love and get ready to get bundled up—old Man Winter is fixing to blow our way 🙂
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    • Yeppers, I do seem to be on a musical frame of mind these days. Oh, I’m glad you got your babies safely tucked away in the basement. I wondered it you wouldn’t need help doing that. I think I’m going to going ahead and put things in my greenhouse tomorrow. My Aunt Johnnie who was also a gardener always said to get them in by Nov. 1st and that’s this weekend. Oh I do hope he’ll be reasonable and that you will be very pleased with what he does. Stay warm. We’re going to be in the 30’s tomorrow night but then it will come back up into the 40’s and 50’s a while longer. Hugs and love, N ❤

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  2. “Laughter is God’s blessing.” uplifting and positive poem as said Aquileana…

    My heart dances with your soul
    Your heart dances with my soul
    we live, we laugh, we’re blessed

    pour Natalie, ma magnifique Natalie! ♥♥♥♥

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    • Mon cœur danse avec votre âme
      votre cœur danse avec mon âme
      nous vivons, nous rions, nous sommes bénis.

      You so often take my breath away, Cher, and your little poem in the comment did just that. It’s so true and such a blessing to share those things with you, mon aimable ami!
      Je t’aime et je fais la bise! N ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. “May your prayer of listening deepen enough
    to hear in the depths the laughter of God.”
    –What an awesome line. I think that so many people have a difficult time thinking of God as a being that would lighten up a bit an laugh. As if he was too ‘holy’ for that. Hmmmmmm.
    Thanks Natalie for sharing this.
    🙂 ❤

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    • It is a great line and lines like that are why I love John O’Donohues’ blessings. Oh, I think God has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh as much as we do. After all we are made in His image and we love to laugh. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Staci. Hugs, N ❤

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