Monday, June 25, 2007

If I Believed In Fairies

According to the continued legend of Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg's Hook, fairies exist because of baby laughter. Well, if I believed in fairies in the real world, one would have been born today. Aidan laughed for the first time. He's been working on the various components of good laughter—a smile, wide open eyes, and a burst of joyous noise from the lungs—for a couple weeks, but today he managed to put them all together at once.

I was then thoroughly distracted for the rest of the day, which, for me, included a job fair and a charter. I just can't wait until he does it on a more regular basis because of something Marissa or I have done or said. One of these days I'll catch Aidan's laughter on video and share it here. Then everyone's heart can melt like Marissa's and mine did this morning.

The Bible tells us to make a joyful noise (Psalm 95:1 to name one of several). There's no requirement of pitch, volume, duration, tone, or any other musical term you can throw out. It just has to be joyful! Don't let life get you down. Don't let your laughter die. And if it's close to death, like Tinkerbell was, clap for no other reason than to revive it! The Bible also tells us that the joy of the LORD is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). He too was once a baby and shared his first laughter with the world. Share your laughter with someone today!

1 comment:

Teri said...

I hope you don't mind me commenting in your blog. I have to say, first of all, what an eloquent writer you are Sean!!! Second, we miss you terribly Mrs. Rackley! Finally, what an amazingly beautiful son you have been blessed with! I was looking at the pics Marissa sent us and he made me smile in the midst of cleaning and preparing for a visit from the "INLAWS". That's an amazing feat. He looks so happy and content. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

~Teri and Jessie Folks