That's what it's all about. This website. Balance. Do you ever find yourself weeping, without explanation? Or laughing, then wondering how it started? Solomon described life in seasons. A season. A time. A Time to Laugh.
A Time to Weep
To weep is good at times, but not continually. The loss of a close friend, or family member, can naturally bring weeping. And to laugh is welcome, but not always appropriate.
What comes to mind when you hear the word weeping?
A weeping wife in a failing marriage?
A weeping mother or father at the lingering loss of a child?
Shattering of hopes, dreams, expectations?
"Jesus Wept." He wept at the loss of his good friend, Lazarus. ~John 11:35~
A time to weep. A release of emotion, in response to agony, despair, or a sense of loss.
But this is only one side of the balance . . .
A Time to Laugh
There is also a time to laugh! To giggle. To smile. To chuckle. And even to guffaw if it suites your nature.
Lighthearted laughter raises the mental state, and releases endorphins, natural chemicals, that can raise your spirits.
Have you ever watched a laughing baby? As it continues to laugh, do you find yourself starting to smile? As it continues laughing more, does a little laugh escape your own lips? Do you find their laughter contagious and irresistible?
"Laughter is the best medicine" was a regular feature a Readers Digest magazine for many, many years. Maybe they were on to something.
Seek balance in your life. Every day. And include laughter in that balance!