This month Anne gave us the Word Laugh to use and although this should have been an easy one I had a piece of news the previous week which meant laughter was not on the agenda for me. One of my lovely local crop friends Heather Cuthbert lost her short but bravely faught battle with cancer on the Monday leaving behind her husband and three children.
Laughter was in very short supply and I thought I might just miss the prompt out all together but having reflected a bit I have decided that laughter is indeed the best medicine.
I dont think we laugh enough in life really and it really is wonderful when we get together with family and friends and end up laughing.
At my crop yesterday we all gathered together to say a few words and release some balloons in a tribute to Heather and as we stood outside the Church Hall in the middle of an unexpected snowstorm watching the coloured balloons soaring high into the snowy skies someone remarked that no doubt Heather was up there looking down and having the last laugh saying look at those numpties standing out there getting soaked. It made us all smile and when we went back inside and dried off we were able to share some happy memories.
Yes indeed laughter is a great healer.
Rest in peace Heather the East Kilbride crop will miss your laughter.