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The Joy of Love

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Love is like a shiver that penetrates your heart

And fills it with burst of laughter and hope

A gentle kiss and sweet embrace

And you’re flying on the wings of joy

At that moment your new life begins

With the first rays of sun shining above you

And the stars shining just for you to lighten your darkest nights

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Painting @ Leonid Afremov

When I’m not writing

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What do you do when you’re not writing?

There are a lot of activities I do while I’m not writing. However, I will be looking for a carefree joy which I can only find when spending time with my little princess Nelly. Nelly is my cousin’s daughter, but I love her as if she was my own. (We have been babysitting nelly since she was 40 days old, she turned 5 this July)

Whenever I’m with Nelly I can see the flowers blooming and bees buzzing and I can feel the moon dancing around the earth or the planet dancing around the sun. Imaginative energy and magic flow all around when I’m playing with Nelly. Her innocent laughter and giggles are the reason why I feel so alive or why I could fly so high.

I could just sit hours and hours listening to her stories or reading her stories. I also enjoy stroking her hair while she is watching Frozen or Dora the Explorer for zillion times in a row, I don’t care as long I’m with her and her arms around my neck. With her I can be everything and anything: groom/bride, hero/the evil witch, the red riding hood/wolf, teacher/student, doctor/patient, etc. I also enjoy outdoor activities with her, jumping on a trampoline or a bed, running barefoot after her, or attacking each other with pillows and tickles.

Thank you princess for letting me be Peter Pan by giving me another chance to be an innocent and carefree child.

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Laughing

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The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.- Sebastien Chamfort

Laughing is the cheapest remedy and natural medicine as it helps you heal. Laughing brings colorful rainbows to the grey areas in your life.

According to science, you live one more day if you laugh fifteen minutes. Why you ask? Laughing can help you to reduce stress, blood pressure, improve cardiac health, memory and learning. It also helps to ease depression and anxiety. Have you heard about Norman Cousins? If you didn’t then you should. Norman suffered from Ankylosing Spondylitis which a chronic disease of axial skeleton. His disease was considered to be intractable however he fought it by training himself to laugh and taking huge amount of Vitamin C. And as a result, Norman managed to drive this disease into remission.

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Laughing breaks all the invisible barriers as it can bring people together and help them establish strong connections by making them feel close to one another. Also, laughing reminds people that they are able to smile again and that a better perspective in life is returning. Sometimes laughing in the most unexpected times can bring relief and absolute joy in your life.

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We only have today to live, so why not laugh and enjoy it? Why not open ourselves up to a good laugh and let it push our pain or sorrow out? Now that we are once again choosing how we feel, we have the power to opt for joy.

Can you imagine how the world would be if everyone is laughing every day? So why don’t you start with yourself today and do something that can make you laugh? It can be anything from watching a funny movie or stand-up comedy, playing with your friends or children, reading a comic book or finding a creative way to be silly.

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