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Laughter! My word of the day

Monday, January 02, 2012

My word for New Years Day was a brand new word I had never heard before.

Anamnesis emoticon I'm still researching it, believing it will teach me something about myself, and influence my journey in a positive way.

Today my day began with Laughter. I grabbed my glass of water, (that in itself caused me to smile...no coffee this morning), and toast and proceeded to read Spark Mail.

The water challege is one of the most difficult for me to keep up with simply because I don't like water. I was really proud yesterday when I was able to log 10 glasses for my team. I was so happy I huddled it. The first Spark Mail I opened this morning was from my wonderful friend and team leader FMREES

"I gotta tell you with a smile - when I saw your huddle about "making" 10 cups my mind went to the result of drinking more water... ;-)"

What made this exceptionally funny was, I read it about 4:30 in the morning and it was the 4th time I had wakened to use the facilties. I decided to stay up and spark.

The second SM I opened was from DIANEDOESSMILES, the Motivational Leader of the Spirited Underdogs. I have requested permission from Diane to share the general idea, however I have not heard from her yet. Knowing Diane, I think she would approve, so I'm sharing a nutshell version of the team only challenge she issued to her team.

The Underdogs have taken to referring to themselves as old dawgs and puppies. Without giving away their secrets, I'll just say that we dog owners know dogs need walked on a regular basis to do their necessities.

Diane's challenge consists of this: Dawgs and puppies are to grab their leash, whine at the door and count how many times they need to visit the "hydrant". It was totally hilarious to read it, and had me laughing long after.

Starting my day with laughter woke me up, and made me feel good iinside and out, and I found myself laughing at little things throughout the day. I was so aware of the happiness I felt that It seemed as if I was searching out reasons to laugh.

The actual word of the day that I received in my e mail was truss. I'm so glad I chose the freeing word rather than the binding word.


A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."
Proverbs 17:22 KJV

"Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time."
Proverbs 17:22 Good News

My heart is Merry my mind is cheerful! I can hardly wait to see what tomorrow will bring. I hope you all will find many ways to laugh in your day!

Many blessings!
Ceri

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/3/2012 5:28PM

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KELLIGIRL523 1/3/2012 7:58AM

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Laughter is the best medicine!

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CANDOK1260 1/3/2012 7:02AM

    you explain DIANEDOESSMILES so well emoticon i am a cat but a great friend of dianes so i hope you puppy and daWG DO WELL

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LASARRE 1/2/2012 11:05PM

    I'm with you on the water. That is a great way to think of it. Like the dogs.

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NYKIMMIE 1/2/2012 10:44PM

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YIWEN39 1/2/2012 10:37PM

    Looking for reasons to laugh sounds like an awesome plan to me :-) emoticon

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MARYANNGI 1/2/2012 10:36PM

    I don't want to even think about how many walks I have taken over the past 3 days. And isn't Diane a perky pup! She is one of the best things to happen to the dawgs.

We have members drinking water who usually avoid this challenge like the plague. Between that and the water balloons, we have many soaking wet dawgs lots of water being drunk.

Thanks for the word of the day.

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DIANEDOESSMILES 1/2/2012 10:27PM

    LOL I ALSO do NOT LIKE WATER so yeah, we have come up with a few challenges to help the Spirited Under Dogs,,,and LOLOLOL WHAT A BALL We are HAVING ! The trip to the Hydrant is only a RESULT of whats been going on ,,,,, while being a Dawggie ! WOOHOOOO What a BALL our little creative minds are having !!!! TY Ceri for referring to the challenge and the FUN FUN FUN we are having and for mentioning me. Again we are HAVING A TRIP to the water bowl and back again !!!!

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KMICHA 1/2/2012 9:37PM

    Laughter is good for us!!! Thanks for sharing today!

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SEAWAVE 1/2/2012 9:21PM

    Cute blog. I love the idea of being aware of happiness, because it really is all around us if we take the time to look. emoticon

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BABYTUXXY 1/2/2012 9:18PM

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DONNACFIT 1/2/2012 9:06PM

    I'm enjoying your blogs and look forward to your word of the day!! The laughter helps with my theme for 2012..Happiness.. thanks for spreading happiness!!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/2/2012 8:59PM

    Love how you are using your one word to drive your blogs! Sounds like a funny day full of laughter.

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MEME102 1/2/2012 8:37PM

    That was good, Ceri -- wanted you to know I have been thinking about blogging about words as well (small world isn't it??) Haven't followed through yet but you have inspired me to at least think MORE about it. Being a newly retired Speech/language pathologist for 42 years -- words were a very very important part of my business.....hence the interest in your blogs as well as my own interest. Look forward to tomorrows word!!

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INFLATED 1/2/2012 8:31PM

    I have laughed so hard I felt the tears running down my leg. Someone here at Spark People posted that. Sneezing can be dangerous too.

I am at the age where I tell my husband to leave the lid up. I guess that makes me an old dawg,

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SPECKLESANNE12 1/2/2012 8:19PM

    The world could really use more laughter. I too hate water but am doing my best to drink it (downing it one awful cup at a time.

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GEMINISUE 1/2/2012 8:01PM

    Laughter- We need laughter in our life, look at the difference in your face your eyes, your teeth, your cheeks a bit flushed, and maybe this week a rushed trip to the bathroom, I had to add that! lol
Hugs
Linda

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VISUALLYRICS 1/2/2012 7:51PM

    Laughing emoticon with you, Ceri
Laughter is an action that changes an individual when attempted .... one of my Fav verbs! Proverbs 17:22 Rocks with freedom!!


emoticon on the water totals....esp since you find it a challenge!

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