Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sunday, 23 September 2007 - A sense of humor

Dear God:

Today, I am thankful for a sense of humor.

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.

~Jean Houston

Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.
~Henry Ward Beecher

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. ~William James

During this afternoon's visit with Tom, S and I noticed these changes in his behavior:

1. Time. He lives more and more in the present, following ongoing events and conversations. He also fixates on very specific future events like doctor consultations.
2. Social skills. He now greets and acknowledges other patients (not just the medical staff).
3. Personality. He displays a sense of humor.

The last item - Tom's reborn sense of humor - was a delight to experience. I'm smiling right now, recalling his funny (and appropriate) antics and witty retorts.

For this blessing, I am grateful.


Photo: Red Rock Canyon - Quarry Wall - looking west from today's climbing route on the east wall

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