Grace and Laughter

Thinking today of grace, it occurs to me that grace often comes in the form of laughter.  There I am, plodding along, working through some issue that has befallen me (well, that’s how I see it at the time), and laughter jumps out from around the corner, makes me lift my head up from the task at hand and see things a bit differently.  On that subject, I love this from Anne Lamott:

“But the phone will ring or the mail will come and then against all odds, you’ll get your sense of humor about yourself back.  Laughter is really carbonated holiness. It helps us breathe again and again and gives us back ourselves, and this gives us faith in life and each other.  And remember – grace always bats last.”