It's time again for another Tuesdays Unwrapped hosted by Emily at Chatting at the Sky .
"Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child."Johann Kaspar Lavater
Today, I am thankful for children's laughter. At times it is inappropriate, but it is still contagious. I remember sitting in class as a child, not being able to control my laughter. I knew it wasn't an appropriate time, but I couldn't hold it in. Nothing in particular set me off, I just had to giggle. And, of course, that made the person next to me giggle, and so on, and so on.
Working in a school, I hear children's laughter quite often. It's a sign of a happy school; one that allows the children to act their age. It's a school that lets the children learn by having fun, and have fun in their learning.
One reason I'm thankful for children's laughter has to do with a blog that SouthLakesMom recommended to me: Momastery. Glennon's sister was a guest host on her blog; her post was about her visit to the Mother Theresa orphanage in Rwanda. Her heart-wrenching post made me so very thankful that God saw fit to put me where he did...in the U.S.A. The kids at my schools may not have the most ideal life, but they are so much better off than those children. Do the children in the orphanage laugh? Did Glennon's sister hear the children's laughter? Do they know the feeling of uncontrollable giggling for no apparent reason? Do the children know what it's like to have a big "belly laugh"?
I triple dog dare you to watch this video without laughing: