"I have seen what a laugh can do. It can
transform almost unbearable tears into
something bearable, even hopeful."
PS: I realize that as soon as I add my two-cents worth this post becomes not Just a Quote for Friday, but I wanted to tell you about my experience with this. My Uncle Wes (my mom's brother) and my own brother, Ron, are two of the funniest people I know. They have an effortless way of using humor to lighten any situation. When I found this quote I was instantly reminded of being at my mom's house, two days before she died. There was a house full of people and in our horrible sadness, Uncle Wes and Ron had us rolling in laughter. It did help in that moment. It did make that time feel bearable, even hopeful. And it felt so wonderful to laugh for a little bit in the midst of our sorrow. This just might be my new favorite quote!