A good laugh has great benefits.  Experts indicate that laughter enhances your intake of oxygen rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.  Don’t you love it when “experts” provide information that coincides with God’s Word?  Me too!

A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.

~Proverbs 17:22

DID LAUGHTER EXTEND ALANA’S LIFE?  I believe so… Some of you know by now that one of my former youth passed away recently.  This “ray of sunshine” as a teenager became an even brighter light for Christ in her later days.  Her impact on her husband, two children, other family members, company she worked for, friends, and literally thousands of others will only be realized in eternity.  She loved Jesus and she knew the importance of taking God seriously, but not taking herself too seriously.  The bible says the joy of the Lord is our strength.  She had joy.  She had laugher.  She had Jesus.  She got it!

SHE WORE THE WIG LIKE NONE OTHER…  I’ve seen numerous cancer patients wear wigs through the years while going through chemotherapy.  And they have worn it well.  But no one has worn one like our Alana wore it! She was so funny…  Was it pink because of the color that so often represents cancer?  Probably so.  Was it worn due to losing her hair.  Yes, I’m sure that played a part in it, though she wasn’t wearing it at the end and didn’t seem to flinch.  I personally think she also wore it because it provided God’s medicine—laughter.  Yes, laughter is like good medicine and so she did everything possible to laugh and make others laugh.  It caused her days to extend and make those of us that loved her love her even more.  May we all follow her example for whatever trial may be coming our way.  Folks, take God seriously—always, but please do not take yourself too seriously.  As I shared during her home going celebration…

Do not take yourself too seriously or you may end up looking foolish.