January 26, 2011

Winter Sunshine





(Images via 1 & 2)

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As I was browsing Shannon's latest newsletter, I clicked on her link to Oprah's 20 Questions That Could Change Your Life. Among the questions the one that stuck with me all day yesterday was 'what's so funny?' Think about it, what's the last thing in your life that gave you really good belly-laugh? That one thing that just made you snort with laughter and feel like a kid again?

In the article, the author mentions the fact that as we grow up the number of times per day that we laugh drops dramatically, from 400 times as a toddler to 15 times as an adult. I just don't think that's acceptable at all! Today I'm asking you to find something completely immature and childish and have a good laugh- a laugh that you haven't felt in a while, one that makes your heart nearly burst, a laugh that would make those snotty adults around you say 'What's so funny?'

(Image via Stephanie Rausser)

Here's to a sunshiny day even if the sun isn't shining! Here's to being a kid, if only for today!

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19 comments

Michelle O said...

Great way to start my day. Thank you :) Happy Wednesday

Debby said...

Oh, Julie, you are such a little ray of sunshine! I have belly laughs every day!!! The heck w/ snotty people who don't have a sense of humor. xo

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Great post Julie and love the cutie in the last image.
My husband makes me belly laugh every day, and I am SO grateful to have him and laughter in my life. What more does a girl need? OK, maybe shoes...perfume...champagne- breakfasts.......

MCW said...

Need images today! We are getting another snow storm and my whole apartment is so dark.
I actually snorted on Saturday I was laughing so hard. Wish it happened more often!

The Sweet Life Studio said...

Love your pics as always - and love your new design, girlie!

Marcie said...

Beautiful post! (I really love this song too!). The new headers looks amazing. :)

Off to read Oprah's list.

xo M

Style Attic said...

Hi Julie! I will join you on the laugh committee and second the notion that the laugh factor stats are unacceptable! You have brought a smile to my face and I promise to let it rip with the kids when they get home. I'm sure the look on their faces will get me truly laughing harder XOXO

Brittany said...

I had a big belly laugh yesterday after reading Pink Lou Lou's blog post about people and auto correct on phone's. I literally had tears in my eyes and guess what? I read it while I was at work (I'm a nanny) and the little girl I watch asked me "What's so funny?!"

Here's the link if you want to read it :) You will crack me!

http://pinkloulou-confessionsofa20something.blogspot.com/2011/01/omg-lmao-i-sound-like-pre-teen-but-this.html

Lorin Drinkard said...

It is gross & rainy outside but your sunshiney post add some cheer to my day!

http://blessyourheartva.blogspot.com

Football and Fried Rice said...

LOVE winter sunshine :)

LOVE your new blog look!! its as beautiful as you!!

Valerie said...

I love this post, Julie! It's so true that laughter is the best medicine and adults need more of it. Thanks for the great reminder.

xo
Valerie

Glitterista said...

Love love love that yellow! The last time I laughed that hard was when the bf was trying on ugly holiday sweaters at Wal-Mart for a party. It was way way way too funny. ;)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

So glad for the reminder Julie! Must call my business partner, he always makes me laugh.

xo Mary Jo

Stacey said...

Oh, i love this post! I love being a big kid too:-). Hope you had a fun day! XX

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, this is just what I needed. We had an emergency "snow pick up" today before noon --- looking like delays for tomorrow.

We could so use a dose of sunshine and a good belly laugh up here!!!

xo elizabeth

Barbi said...

Great idea! And cute pics too. ;) xo

Brunch at Saks said...

Wow- 400 down to 15? That is so sad! These pictures are definitely the perfect thing to put me in a good mood though! Especially love the last one! Hugs xoxo

Coco Coterie said...

Oh, my funny bone was tremendously tickled when yesterday mr. coco suggested we strap a rhino's horn onto maggie while we walk her. Just the thought had me in stitches. He comes up with the goofiest, most hilarious ideas ~ Have a great day ~ xox Alexandra

Pink Champagne said...

I was busy swooning over those yellow shoes, then I just about died when I saw that darling little girl! Thanks for the sunshine on a snowy day!

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