The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~E.E. Cummings
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle
If only children could live there lives as carefree without troubles as they do now for the rest of their lives, this world could be a happier place. Listening to my nephew Padraig laugh instantly puts me in a better mood every time. Just knowing that he's laughing because he's happy makes me happy and makes me forget everything that is going on for the while. It's sad to know that one day he'll be grown up and he'll learn about all the troubles in this world and all I hope for him is he will always be filled with smiles and laughter and know that he is blessed for the life he has and always think that things could be worse. It's a sad world when we all sit here and complain because maybe we got a bad grade on a paper, or the waiter brought us the wrong food or because our significant other didn't call us when we wanted them too when there are people who wouldn't care if they got a bad grade, they would just be happy that someone was able criticize their paper and have a chance to get an education, period. There are people who wouldn't care if the waiter brought the wrong food to them, just as long as their stomachs get filled. Just because we didn't get a call or our significant other didn't do something that we wanted them too doesn't mean they don't care or they don't love you, there are people who would do anything for someone to show some love and affection to them. We can't always get what we want but we need to learn to be blessed for what we have. This can be much worse but I pray for those who have it worse and hope that someday, their hearts get filled.
This post goes to my nephew, Padraig Neil.
Smile at someone today, you never know the battles their struggling with.