Friday, September 9, 2016

A REASON TO SMILE

I don't know if it affects you like it does me, but I can't hear a baby laugh without laughing myself.
That's always been the case but now all one has to do is look to YouTube to find hundreds of baby
laughing videos and I'm gone.  Perhaps, you've seen the one with the baby whose Daddy tears a piece of paper and that little one laughs so hard he almost topples over.  And not just once.  No dear ol' Dad does it over and over and keeps getting the same response.  For whatever reason, that little guy finds that sound hilarious.  I've gone so far as to seriously tell my family that I want someone to play all the laughing baby videos on a screen for my wake.  Yes, seriously.

Well, tonight's blog is about just that.  If you aren't already, I hope it makes you a convert to the affect a laughing baby can have on the moodiest, crabbiest, orneriest critter on the face of the earth.

LAUGHING BABIES
By Patty Lynn

You’ve heard me say I find a smile to be a thing of beauty,
I call it your “face” value, an investment that’s your duty.
It can’t be overstated and its power can’t be denied.
Your children learn to smile from you, for them a kind of guide.

Guess you could say a smile to me is something that’s contagious.
It’s possible that smile of yours is Mona Lisa famous!
And so, like us, a baby’s smile can blossom into laughter.
That sound’s a kind of magic that consumes you ever after.

I know for me the minute that I hear a baby’s laughing,
I feel it start up from my toes; it’s like a wave comes crashing.
That’s why when I am out of sorts I need a dose of baby.
And I feel so much better that there’s no ifs, ands or maybes.

So anytime I feel the need, I search out YouTube babies,
And once they start their laughing I become one happy lady.
Those babies are hilarious and when I start my laughing...
It grows and grows till I’m reduced to my own brand of gasping.

So anytime I feel the need, I search out YouTube babies,
And once they start their laughing I become one happy lady.
Those babies are hilarious and when I start my laughing...
It grows and grows till I’m reduced to my own brand of gasping.

I guess by now I’ve made my point, there’s nothing more to tell.
A baby’s laugh is magic that can truly cast a spell.
So if you want a sure-fire way to rid you of the blues,
Just cue the laughing babies for more smiles than you can use.

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