I had a day off yesterday and I was a woman on a mission. I’m supposed to leave town tomorrow, and will be with the kids today, so my list was long and detailed. With singular focus to each item as it was ticked off, I was shocked a little when my phone rang.

It was one of my best girls, Mary. Mary, with whom I’ve hit the road and sailed the high seas, and to whom I’ve flown the friendly skies to meet time and again for fun adventures. Mary who tells it like it is. Mary, who makes me LAUGH.

I put on my head piece so I could continue doing my chores and talk at the same time, and we caught up. You see, it’s been a while since we actually got in a phone conversation. Between her crazy travel schedule, and my general, well, CRAZY, it’s harder than it should be and WAY harder than it needs to be.

We talked about the antics of her job, the antics of taking care of the kids, our families, crazy stuff we’ve read, TV shows, and politics. We talked about our upcoming getaway that is happening in only a little over two months, but seems like an eternity. And after a while, I stopped working and sat down as we talked about everything and nothing and, most importantly, laughed and laughed and LAUGHED.

After I hung up, I felt better. Lighter. The serious stuff that I face everyday, both personally, and corporately with the world, was put into perspective and the heaviness of it all was lifted, even if only for a while. Gosh we need people with whom to walk through this life. We need to stop what we’re doing every now and again and lift each other up. Lighten each others’ load. Share a good belly laugh.

Try it today and interject a little levity into your relationships. It truly is the best medicine.


A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.  ~ Proverbs 17:22 ESV