When is it that we learn to quiet our laughter? What makes us embarrassed to allow others to see our enjoyment in life?
I have a friend, and her laugh is big! Her boisterousness is shocking to those who don’t know her; I love it. Maybe because I also like to laugh big.
And I’ve always felt shame for it.
My kids are little, they squeal in delight, jump for joy, run to friends and erupt in giggles. When will they begin to sense that they should hold back? How can I keep them from being scared of vulnerable. It hurts; but it also frees.
Lord, help me to be brave.
To show people I care, even if they don’t show it back.
To express pleasure, when others might view it as childish.
To let loose, and let go.
To laugh out loud without shame…