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Dream Big and Wake up Laughing!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My job IS to get healthy Day 7

I was deeply sleeping this morning when I was awakened by laughter. My husband was openly overwhelmed with hilarity to the point of tears running down his face. Now, realize, I was in a deep sleep, and he had been too, having come home from working night shift around dawn.

"I hit it! I hit the bus with a bowling ball and got a strike! When I hit the nose of the bus, all the windows smashed in like dominoes. I got a strike and everybody cheered!"


Puzzled, I didn't join in the laughter yet, but I was mighty grinning. Anybody laughing that hard is contagious! Except, I could barely move because in contrast to him, I woke in such extreme back pain I could barely roll over to try to get up. My cat, Peaches, came running to the rescue, checking to see if I was ok.


So, picture this, my husband is laughing big belly laughs with tears and all. I am just trying to get up out of bed and moaning with each move, and the cat is meowing trying to climb on top of me to make sure I am alright.


Once I could move, I began making verbal symbolic interpretations that honestly had ME rolling in laughter. See, my husband does drive a bus, but has been given an opportunity for advancement and is training for promotion. He took that bowling ball and hit his target right on, opening the windows of opportunity, and everybody cheered. Whenever I have asked my dear man what he likes about bus driving he says :"You know I am such a little guy (5'1" - taller than me) and I get behind the wheel of this huge great vehicle and I make it go. It's such a rush." This was not an answer I expected to hear from my husband who loves preaching (yes he loves it more than bus driving). It makes me think of little boys who love to play with their toy trucks. The feeling never dies.
I love my husband's attitude. He really IS so positive about everything (almost to a fault), and he has a huge sense of humor.

In the midst of all this hilarity, I excused myself for a bathroom break. His answer "I will probably be sleeping when you get back."


Yes, in a matter of minutes, the laughter brought about by his window shattering dream had subsided as my husband fell back into dreams and sleep and snores. It was time for me to get up and do my morning physical therapy home routine. Boy, did I need it to get my body moving this morning. My back needed those stretches . Yet, due to dreaming big and laughing out loud, my attitude was light, positive and determined, and I was smiling all through the 26 minutes of weights and stretching.

When you hit the target, windows of opportunity often will burst open.
Dream BIG and wake up laughing!
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    I like this blog!
    3255 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    "Dream Big and wake up laughing!" I love it! We should make this our mantra! emoticon Loved the blog....
    3260 days ago
    That WAS a funny dream! I have woken myself up laughing in dreams. While we also have weird or scary dreams that stay with us sometimes, it is sure preferable to have a funny one. Wonder what goes on in our brains that determine our dreams? At least it distracted you from your backpain and a nice way to get up.
    3261 days ago
  • RESULTS361AP09
    You just put a big grin on my face. I really needed that today!
    3261 days ago
    This definitely put a smile on my face!!
    3261 days ago
    Awww so sweet! I am so sorry your back was so angry this morning but I am glad you are feeling better after stretching. I love that your DH woke up laughing and that you both have such a positive loving attitude. Your friends and family are lucky to have 2 such wonderful people in their lives!

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    emoticon but not too tight! don't want to make your back angry again!
    3261 days ago
    What a great dream interpretation
    3261 days ago
    Aww, thank you so much for the middle of the night laugh... or wait... that was morning... anyway, thanks for sharing it! My dad is shorter than my Mom and all of his kids... just sayin! Have a great day and sleep well tonight! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3261 days ago
    What a hoot!
    It took me a minute to get it.
    I thought at first he had actually done all of that and I was wondering at the hilarity. Now I know it is even funnier that I got the wrong end of the stick.
    Its good DH is getting a promation, way to go.

    I hope your back improves with walking, I know mine does but when there are other problems to get in the way it is frustrating. I love to do weights but it aggravates my carpal tunnel, it is better for me to strap ankle weights round my forearms. It works. Thanks LUNA, for the treat!

    Pat in Augusta ME emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3261 days ago
    oh my!! What a great blog, I was grinning ear to ear too! My dh is helping me in my business right now... God knows when he will hit his bus with a bowling ball and there will be alot of cheering! ~ lol ~ he loves preaching too! emoticon
    3261 days ago
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