I have been told I have a very noticeable laugh. Often it happens when I am in the grocery store. I will be visiting with someone, and laughing with them, and I run into someone a few minutes later who says, "Oh yes, I knew you were here. I could hear your laugh across the store."
I have also been told I have a very infectious laugh, that people appreciate it. (Thanks Angie Colburn!!) That always makes me feel good.
Often I am surprised by comments by people who are around me for a while, and say things like, oh, it is so nice to hear someone laugh....I don't hear people laugh that often.
I find that a bit sad. I am very fortunate. I have a life filled with laughter. Our family laughs a lot. And it isn't mean laughter at other people's expense. It is laughter coming from enjoying one another's company, and the enjoyment of each other's humor.
Some of the best laughs I have are with my friends I have know almost my whole life. When I am with these people, we can say one word, and it can bring us to tears because we are laughing so hard, remembering some funny moment from our childhood.
Oh, I imagine there are some people who are annoyed by my laughter. Oh well, I think more people like it than don't.
This post makes me think of the song, "I Love To Laugh" from the movie "Mary Poppins". I was reminded of this song when I recently went and saw the movie "Saving Mr. Banks".
Now watch this video, and see if you can keep a straight face!!