Using Laughter to Cope with Multiple Sclerosis

  • Today is December 21, 2009. 


    Winter Solstice. 

    Shortest Day of the Year. 

    First Day of Winter. 

    Longest Night of Darkness.

  least here in the Northern Hemisphere.


    I celebrated the Solstice a few days early with the big Snow Storm which blew up the East Coast.  Here in the Washington, DC area, we got almost 2 feet of snow in 24 hours.  It is truly beautiful.


    The reason I'm talking about the snow is because I did something which felt utterly ridiculous on Saturday afternoon.  While checking out the conditions in front of my house, and with snow up to my knees, I decided to throw myself backwards and create a snowangel. 

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    Yes, I fell down ON PURPOSE to lay in the snow and wave my arms and legs about.  It was fun!!  And I giggled my head off while doing so.  Such a rush of endorphins, I was smiling for hours.


    My question to you is - When was the last time that you did something silly and ridiculous for no other reason than to have fun?  What was it that you did? Please do tell.


    Let's keep the laughter rolling while Winter settles in and as the days get longer.  (yippee!)  Just in case you were curious, here is evidence of my romp in the snow.



    Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers.

Published On: December 21, 2009