Laughter is like a hug for the soul

Beautiful Feet Ministry

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. 

Proverbs 17:22, NIV

I love to laugh. The ability to see the humor in just about anything is one of my favorite personality traits. I love being around others who love to laugh. If you are looking for me in a room, follow the sound of laughter, that is where you will find me.

God gave us all the ability to laugh. He knew we would need this strength to pull us through the toughest of times.

One of my favorite movies is Steel Magnolias. In the middle of a critical scene, one cast member laughed about something another cast member said. The character played by Dolly Pardon stated, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” Mine too, Dolly, mine too.

Laughter is healing to the mind, body, and soul. There are over 25 mentions of laughter in the Bible. I think God wanted us to know that laughter is essential for our health and wellbeing.

I want to encourage you to find something to laugh about today; be deliberate.

Watch some funny home videos on YouTube or read some of those silly kids jokes on Google; it does not matter where you find your inspiration to laugh, as long as you laugh; laugh out loud and laugh often.

Do something good for yourself today. Make sure to share it with those around you. Your sphere of influence probably needs laughter in their lives, too.

Your day may still have some rough places to get through, but laughter will help make the journey smoother and more enjoyable.

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Pam Fair
Maya Angelou once said, "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." This statement resonates with me. My past experiences have made me a stronger person eager to use my story to inspire and help others see that regardless of who they are or where they have been, there is always hope and to know the ability to rise above circumstances lies within. Each day, I strive to walk in faith and hope surrounded by my family and friends' love and encouragement. I am blessed to have a life full of experiences, some good, some bad, and my ambition is to use those experiences to enrich those around me. I am a local business owner and church Executive Assistant in Highland, Arkansas. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and student. My passion is to help those in need who are ready and willing to do the necessary work it takes to help themselves. Assisting individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, stress, grief, and various life changes are the drive behind attending Southwestern Assemblies of God University to obtain my associate degree in Human Services. I plan to further my education in this field by getting my bachelor's degree in behavioral health. I hope to use my experiences and knowledge to encourage, strengthen, and facilitate assistance to those who are in need. I am also working alongside my husband in the community as an Automotive Collision Repair Facility owner. It has been a great privilege to assist my husband in pursuing his lifelong dream. We enjoy our work together, and it is an exciting experience for me to learn his field of expertise and engage with so many phenomenal people in our area. I am a fun-loving individual who thrives on living life and pursuing dreams! I am an avid chess player, a lover of all things feline, and a big fan of essential oils! At the age of 50, I decided to return to school to earn my GED. Since then, I have become a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a Notary Public. I have completed credentials for ministry, became a certified grant writer, trained in hospital chaplaincy, and certified in Christ-Centered leadership. Additionally, I am a member of the North American Christian Social Workers Association (NACSW), where I have been trained in "The Role of Christian Faith and Spirituality in the Grieving Process" and "Suicide Prevention for Christians in Social Work." I am an active member of the Spring River Chamber of Commerce and the Spring River Car Club. My faith is a huge part of my desire and passion for helping others. I strive to always be, as Christ, a light in this world and in the lives of others. In John 8:12, Jesus says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." I endeavor to help others see the light in the darkness.About Beautiful Feet:Romans 10:15 (NIV) And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" "For every circumstance and season of life, God has promises that offer direction, peace, perspective and wisdom. "Bible Promises for You" is a collection of promises taken from the New International Version of the Bible and is categorized by topic for easy reference." God led Jimmy and Pam Fair, in 2015, to partner with Highland Assembly of God, to GIVE Bible Promise Books, Devotionals, and Bibles to anyone who needs direction, peace, perspective, and wisdom. Contact Highland Assembly or Pam Fair for more information. 870-856-3886