I’ll Pay You to Make Me Laugh Today!

We all love to laugh! Some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around 4 little girls caught up in uncontrollable giggling. I can almost hear my sisters and I laughing so hard that our giggles had no place left to get out–when all of the sudden they would travel from top to bottom (you know what I’m talking’ ’bout) back to the top again and break free though tears.


My Mom would actually predict the coming floods before they happened.

Sometimes as we travel into adulthood and the troubles of the world begin to slip into our days, we let that kind of belly busting laughter fade away. I have definitely been in a season of serious for way too long! 

There has been TO MUCH FOCUS on “To-Do’s” and “To-Dont’s” this year. I am ready for some belly giggles and I might even wet my pants! (somehow that just doesn’t sound as CUTE as it does with a little girl does it?) (see I’ve already cracked myself up! :))

Today, I read scripture after scripture about the JOY of the Lord. He very clearly receives JOY from our JOY! I challenge you to look up the word JOY in the back of your Bible for a refresher course like I had today.

If you have lost your joy, here are 4 ideas I noted for myself JUST FOR TODAY! Maybe they will help you find a giggle as well:

1: Just for Today–I will not worry about my needs, hurts, confusion or challenges! God’s got them anyway. (Phil 4:13)

2. Just for Today–I will not fear. God has not given me a spirit of fear (2 Tim 1:7)

3. Just for Today–I will refuse to embrace doubt or lack of faith. Without Faith, I CAN NOT please God. (Heb 11:6)

4. Just for Today–I will not feel Worried or Frustrated. I will CAST ALL MY CARES ON HIM! (1 Peter 5:7)

Hmmm…maybe Just for Today might get to be a habit 🙂

So—Tell me a funny story TODAY (KEEP IT CLEAN FRIENDS) and the one that makes me laugh the hardest today will get a $20. Target Gift Card! TODAY!

Leave your funny story RIGHT HERE on the Blog! And don’t forget to tell me how to get back to you!!

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  1. Here’s a quick story for you — I thought it was funny — I hope you do too!

    One of my coworkers (K) is very health conscious and is very careful about what she eats. One of the side effects of this is that she looks like Malibu Barbie (but she has way more personality than the doll). Another one of my coworkers is always trying to get people to drink apple cider vinegar (ACV) for whatever ails you. Hang nail? ACV. Trouble with a leaky bladder ;)? ACV. Someone looked at you funny? ACV. Have you had it? It’s NASTY!!

    So this morning, K posted a recipe for ACV detox drinks that helps you burn fat, boost metabolism, lose weight, fight diabetes and lower blood pressure!!!

    Me: Is that your breakfast?
    K: LOL LOL … not today .. haha … but I think I am going to try it; I battle with low blood sugar, and it says it suppose to help
    Me: I battle with fat… (Well, not really battle because it always seems to win)
    K: OMG!!! I am glad I was not drinking anything LMAO!!
    Me: tee hee


  2. One summer my friend and I went to Watkins Glen with her parents for a week of camping. We loved walking up and down the glen. That summer there was a movie out called “The Blues Brothers.” During the movie they would say…”nothing can stop us now….we are on a mission from God.” Well, my friend and I took it upon ourselves to run down the very slippery wet steps of the glen shouting to the tops of our lungs….nothing can stop us now, because….WE…ARE…ON..and then it happened….my friend went smack down on her butt about 5 steps or so. She sat in a puddle laughing hysterically and I couldn’t stop myself from laughing with her…apparently God was done with us and ended our mission. hahahahahaha You can reach me at trishcordell@gmail.com 🙂

  3. Here is a story for you. Several years ago my BFF, C, was going through a tough patch. I decided we should have a girls weekend in Atlanta. So, we booked a hotel room in Buckhead, kissed our husbands good-bye, and off we went. We have traveled far and wide together so we are totally comfortable staying in the same room together.

    C had the menswear look going on that day with black jeans, a white cuffed shirt, and a black and white striped vest. Plenty of jewelry and makeup. Cute as a button. We shopped a bit at Lenox Square, then went next door to check into our hotel. When we got to the registration desk, we were told that they didn’t have a room with two queen beds available as requested, but they had a king room. No problem, we said. It would not be the first time we had slept in the same bed. The desk clerk looked at us a bit odd, but we didn’t think much about it.

    We had a great weekend shopping and eating dinner at a nice restaurant. We attended church on Sunday morning at Mt. Paran, then returned home. Once home, I turned on the Atlanta news to find that it had been Gay Pride weekend in Atlanta. Yikes, we looked like we fit right in. We have laughed about that for years.

  4. Well, this isn’t a huge story, but my son made me laugh today. He is 6 years old. I am amazed at how quickly he picks up on subtle meanings in body language. gestures and facial expressions. Today, however, he was especially insightful. While having a discussion with my husband, I answered a question with a look that included raised eyebrows and a “are-you-kidding-me” glance. My son looked at my face and said to his dad, “Um- that means ‘no.’ ” And then he went right back to doing what he was doing.

    He was right… the look meant no 🙂

  5. My story is short and sweet, but had us giggling a storm:)

    A few days after lilli got back from spending some time on the ranch with my parents, we were reading a book before bed, we got to a part in the book that said “for heavens sake” and lilli stopped, gasped and said, ” papa is in the book” I was puzzled and had no idea what she was talking about… I continued and again they said that in the book… Finally she stopped me and said, ” mommy how did papa get in the book?” I said lilli, I havent said papa’a name and said yes you did, papa has a real name and you said it two times! I said what is papa’a real name? She replies
    ” HEAAAAVENN, MIMMIE ALWAYS SAYS ” HEAVVVENN WE ARE IN HERE, or OH HEAVVVEN YOU ARE SILLY…. So, from Lilli’s sweet mind, my dad’s name is NOT Kevin, but indeed HEAVEN:))) had us giggling and still does!

  6. Years ago when our daughter was about 4, our extended family went to a restaurant to celebrate my Mom’s birthday. Right after we all ordered our meals, Bailey exclaims, “I have to go poop!” My husband, knowing I’ve already had a long day with the kids, offers to bring her into the Men’s Room stall. She settles on the pot, and starts chatting up a storm while taking care of her business simultaneously. After nearly 10 minutes, hubby interrupts, saying, “C’mon, we’re missing MoMo’s Party!” Bailey replies with exasperation, “Dad, You can’t rush ART!”

  7. Several years ago I was taking a bike ride on a nearby nature trail with my young son. It was a beautiful day and it felt good to be out enjoying the warm summer breeze. My son was riding just ahead of me when IT happened.
    All of a sudden, seemingly from nowhere, a woodchuck ran out and lodged himself in between my front and rear tires. I began screaming as I pulled my flip-flop covered feet out of harms way all the while balancing myself in hopes that the intruder would dislodge himself without leaving his mark on me. I’m sure it was only seconds but it seemed like a lifetime. Just as quickly as he had appeared, he made his way out and disappeared into the woods.
    As I sat there too stunned to speak, staring in disbelief at my son with what had just transpired I heard these concerned words spill from his mouth, “Mom are you ok? Did you pee your pants?”
    Yes and No…thankfully no (at least, not this time).
    Who runs over a woodchuck with their bicycle? I guess I do…

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