This commercial caught my attention recently. I immediately downloaded it and have played it repeatedly. It makes me laugh, it make me cry…I’m trying to discern why. (ohhh that rhymes…)
Here are some thoughts: It shows the diversity of the human condition; and I have come to love that. Babies, young people, all genders, different ethnicities; people with friends, people alone, etc. The first laughing person is a baby with no teeth, and the last one is an old man with no teeth. We start in diapers and we end in diapers… 🙂
But laughter is an interesting element to me. I think it’s highly underrated. I was thinking of an old friend recently; looking at some of his pictures on Facebook, and I thought of this about him- remembering times together in another life long ago…
“he laughed easily”
I think that may be one of the greatest compliments we can give someone. You laugh well… you make me laugh.
I have come to think lately that I don’t laugh enough. And I want to take steps to correct that. “It’s not the miles, it’s how you live them.” So very, very true. We get one life. We only have so many miles on this old car…how are we gonna live them?
There has been a lot of pain in my life in the last few years. Some of it self-inflicted…most of it not. Pain does some crazy stuff to us. And it can make me become a person I don’t want to be; a person I don’t like…a person who doesn’t laugh well.
I want to laugh well. I don’t want to waste the miles I have left.
I guess I will buy a Volkswagen…