Day Eleven: Laugh

Sometimes life is way too serious. Sometimes it’s good to just get out there, let loose, and laugh. When was the last time you laughed? I mean really laughed? When I spend my time focused on my appearance, it is hard to laugh. I become overwhelmed with everything I see. My hair’s not right. My cheeks look bigger than they did yesterday. My face does not resemble the picture perfect magazine girl…and so the list goes on. I focus on the mirror and all joy gets pushed to the wayside. 

That is no way to live. 

When you are so consumed with your image that you cannot find the time to laugh, there is a problem. Life is not about looking perfect all the time. Life is not about winning the cover of a magazine. Life is not about obsessing over little details that no one even notices. 

Life is about joy. Life is about peace. Life is about hope. 

If looking in the mirror makes you cry rather than laugh-step away. Go out with friends and have fun. Go rent a movie that will keep you in stitches for hours. Go enjoy life. The day is far too short to focus on the mirror. Why choose to wallow in depression and self-disgust when you can go out and enjoy today? 

Today is a day of laughter. It is a day of smiling, forgetting the image and not caring about appearances. Laughter is what makes you beautiful. Enjoying life is what makes you radiant. A smile is what highlights your face, not the make-up you use to cover it. 

Verse: “The ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” (Isaiah 51:11)

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