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Literature was never my best subject, but I’ve always been fond of this quote by Oscar Wilde: “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh … otherwise they’ll kill you!”
When parents ask me how I’ve survived through living with more than 2,600 troubled teens, my answer is always laughter. It diffuses stress. It short-circuits anger. And it provides a healthy way to blow off steam.
Is there tension brewing under your roof today? Try watching a comedy together as a family. Find a clean comedian you all enjoy. Post funny cartoons on the refrigerator. Text jokes to each other. Or make fart noises under your armpit, if that’s what it takes to get a chuckle.
Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” So lighten up and laugh!
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