You know how sometimes you need a good cry to get you out of a slump? The same can be said for a good laugh....
Last night at New Beginnings, I was sitting in the front row next to Rebecca enjoying a great program. As we started to sing the closing song, Rebecca and I, in typical fashion, chose to sing rather quietly since neither of us has a decent set of pipes. Everything was going just fine until the last word of the first verse came out of my mouth as this extra loud, off-key, horrendous sound. We both started to giggle at the heinous noise and were soon laughing so hard that we couldn't stop. At all.
We tried to be discreet but my whole body was shaking with laughter and everything I tried to do made it that much worse. Rebecca had her head down trying desperately to gain composure but every attempt we made at calming down only made us laugh harder. It was the best kind of laughter too; the kind that racks your body and leaves you feeling so great about the world. Too bad it was in the middle of a really sweet song after a really sweet program.
I blame Rebecca completely for my lack of control. She is always so composed and so in control that the sight of her laughing uncontrollably was more than I could take. I literally turned my body away from her and tried to think of something, anything at all that would make me stop but nothing worked. I would calm down for a second or two and then just start all over again.
You would think that as an adult I would be able to get a grip but I honestly couldn't. It reminded me of a time as a child when, during midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, my brother and I got to laughing about something and couldn't stop. Nothing could stop that one either, not my parents giving us the evil eye, not the priest looking down at us in disgust. Nothing. Last night was completely similiar.
Aside from my blatant irreverance, I'm so glad for the laughter because it snapped me right out of my slump and today I feel great. So great that I decided KT should sing to us because how can you be in a bad mood when this song is playing?
Rebecca, you were perfect. Thanks for the laughter.