Plinky asked me, “Describe what your laugh sounds like.”
When I laugh very hard, you won’t hear laughter. It is one of those body-shaking, holding onto your stomach, mouth-open but no sound coming out kind of laughs. But, when something strikes me particularly funny, a one-syllabled Phyllis Diller laugh jumps out of my mouth.
Laughter is a big part of who I am. I try to get my fourth graders to laugh each day. Usually at me. It may be the only time they laugh during the day. You just don’t know what they go home to each day.
I have a quote on my facebook that is perfect for me. It says, “If you laugh at yourself, you will never cease to be amused.” Shirley MacLaine.
So, I laugh.