Category Archives: Thinking aloud

Daily Prompt: From the Gut

Tell us about the last time you had a real, deep, crying-from-laughing belly laugh.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us JOYFUL.

There was a time in my life when laughing seemed silly, and only in extreme hilarious situations should it be attempted.  I was  and sometimes still am, a very serious, often uptight sort of person, who doesn’t seem to see to funny side of life.   Well over the last decade or so I made a real effort to see this funny side, I have 3 children for goodness sake and I know how a life of no fun turns out, plus children are just so darn funny.

Everyday now I try to laugh, that deep, hearty, out loud  laugh.  Sometimes its what the kids say, other times, my husband and I just have a bit of fun, sometimes it’s something I see on TV or read on Facebook, that is often cause of a few belly laughs!  The latest crying/laughing was just yesterday or the day before, and it was from Facebook,  (If you’ve seen the ‘auto-correct text’ post going around Facebook you know what I mean), however I had to silently laugh at it as I didn’t want to tell the kids why I was laughing, they always want to know!  It was painful to say the least, I wanted to laugh out loud and share it with every one in the room, but had to try and contain myself, it would have been hilarious to watch 🙂

Other Blogs from the Daily Prompt, that are bound to have some joyful stories read on:

  1. Drool-worthy |
  2. Daily Prompt: From the Gut – show us JOYFUL. | masadiso79’s Blog
  3. floatingsheep
  4. From the Gut – The Vampire Butterfly | Geek Ergo Sum
  5. Daily Prompt: Joyful | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  6. 4.7 Daily Prompt: From the Gut | family photos food & craft
  7. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | George and Nigel
  8. Hysterical Joy | The Magic Black Book
  9. Daily Prompt: Joyful, A Poem | Vicariously Poetic
  10. Washday… maybe a few clean jokes too… | The Rider
  11. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Under the Monkey Tree
  12. Let’s face it, farting is funny. | thoughtsofrkh
  13. Neighbelline | Daily Prompt: From the Gut | likereadingontrains
  14. What Buddies Will Do For Each Other | The Jittery Goat
  15. The Belly Laugh | Marriage in Limbo: The In-Between State
  16. From the gut in a most unexpected place | Nanuschka’s Blog
  17. LOL | Spunky Wayfarer
  18. Bitcoins vs. Dollars | To Pursue Happiness
  19. Daily Prompt: Laughing So Hard | My Daily Prompt Blog
  20. My Date With Dad | Musing Off the Mat
  21. Tears From the Gut | Beats and Pieces
  22. The powah of prayah | Relax…
  23. Daily Prompts: From the Gut « Mama Bear Musings
  24. You Crack Me Up! | Prayers and Promises
  25. Thoughts on Laughter | The Drowning Octopus
  26. the UNCATEGORISED: Daily prompt… | the TRASH BASH
  27. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | iChristian
  28. Freedom… | Haiku By Ku
  29. Small Wonder: Daily Prompt: From the Gut | so i wrote
  30. Laughter | Thriving Pessimist…
  31. A fit FIT.. | ayimas
  32. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  33. Uncontrolled Laughter! | amateurxpress
  34. Danny Kaye’s aria | Vivir, que no es poco
  35. Immunizations Anyone? | A Day in the Life
  36. From the Gut | bheehappy
  37. Breathless From Laughter « Getting Rid Of Boredom
  38. Silly Girls | meanderedwanderings
  39. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Faraziyya
  40. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  41. Laughter as medicine | tornin2’s Blog
  42. That One Time I (almost) Met Bill Clinton | the theory of everything
  43. Oh! | clarior e tenebris
  44. Another taxi ha-ha moment | Nanuschka’s Blog
  45. From the Gut | Geek Ergo Sum
  46. ParentingFollow Topics Bad Parenting Children Day Job Good Parenting | maydoesit’s Blog
  47. Laughing out Loud with Deadpool | The Nameless One
  48. I Have the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart | God Through My Eyes
  49. Daily Prompt: The Sound of Laughter | One Starving Activist
  50. That’s Not Right! | SOPHIE dans le métro
  51. Left Is Scary and Other Hilarious Incidents | Resident Alien — Being Dutch in America
  52. From the Gut: Love & Lindisfarne | Khana’s Web
  53. Joyful Birthday Fireworks for the USA | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  54. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | His Name | Discovering Myself
  55. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Quirky Brunette
  56. Old Married Couple | The Silver Lining of the Optimistic Pessimist
  57. Laughing, Really Laughing | Script Under Construction
  58. Welcome to the Abyss: AP Exams | A Day in the Life
  59. Reminiscing the Joy of Fiction | Expressions
  60. Child’s Play #poetry #children #photography | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  61. To the point of snorting | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  62. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | The Blogging Path
  63. Creeper Status | Code For Confession
  64. Laughing Belly Laughs | mother of nine9
  65. Nothing Like a Good Laugh | Life As I Know It
  66. Good times. | My Tiny Thoughts
  67. For those that celebrate it…Happy Fourth of July! | Elizabeth Los

Developing your own personal philosophy and life goals

Some people are born with their own personal direction built into them like a compass, others float in the wind and land where ever it happens to blow them, still others develop slowly over their lifetime till they are living their dreams.   Is it necessary to have a philosophy that is defined, heck no!  Do I have one?

Well, I have never really sat down to put into writing what exactly I believe in, how I want to live my life and what I want to accomplish.   I have taken the time to write goals,  I am a list writer, but this is more for myself to get it out rather than any sort of .  I have always known the direction I wanted to take and where I want to end up and sort of how I want to get there, however, I have often felt the need to let life just take me to where it needs me to be.

I don’t think a philosophy or life goals needs to be written down for everyone, but it is sometimes nice to see your goals or ideas on paper to be examined, redrafted, thought about, ticked off or rubbed out completely.

At this time in life I’ve decided the following:

  1. I want to be free to play with my kids and my husband and give them my whole mind without worrying about everything (not accomplished but getting there)
  2. I believe in a higher power, often God, sometimes fate, sometimes I wonder if there is anyone there at all.
  3. I like people and studying them, wondering about their motivations.
  4. I don’t actually like talking to people all the time, I know sort of contradictory to the last point.  But even though humans are supposed to be social and seek out companionship, I don’t think we need to do this continuously throughout our life or even on a daily basis.  Just my opinion 🙂  But I don’t have a problem living away from people as long as I have super fast internet and a phone line, I’m happy!
  5. I like art, sewing reading.
  6. I love mystery and horrors, but don’t like to be scared too much.
  7. I like to feel safe
  8. I don’t want to worry about money all the time, I need it to be automated otherwise I obsess.  Hence the need to become financially independent of a job or business.
  9. I love being self sufficient and would love to get a nice piece of land with some running water i.e. stream of some sort, on it.  ( sort of Little House on the Prairie but not so hard)
  10. I like the kids to be diciplined and respectful and honest and to think about others.
  11. I don’t then want to turn around and be undiciplined, disrespectful, dishonest and selfish myself (have to work on a few of these!)  I want to set a good example for my children, this is hard, I will tell them something but then turn around and sometimes do the opposite, not good parenting.
  12. I want open communication with my husband, I want to feel like I can say something without him getting all in a tizz about it.
  13. I  want to help others, I suppose feeling good about it will come into this, not many people I see help others without feeling a sense of good doing.  But I also want to help unselfishly, to think of doing things without getting anything in return even recognition.
  14. I don’t really like travel, get travel sickness, but I do want to be able to go overseas and visit places we read about, the pyramids, Hadrian’s wall, the Great wall of China, travel the outback (ok this is not overseas but it is alot of travelling!), I want to go to New York and Disneyland (mainly for the kids 🙂 I want to see Canada and ride around on a horse, I want to go to the Mississippi and cross it or to Peru or the Himalayas.

So not much on a philosophy as such but is a good list of my goals without going into too many boring details. Will it change of course, probably as soon as I publish this post, life changes all the time, I just have to be ready to jump on and take the ride without worrying about things too much.