There is much to be said for laughter. (You might enjoy this piece I read earlier today.)
You’ve probably been in homes where there was little or no laughter. There is almost a "heaviness" in the air. Family members seem to be overly serious. Grim. In some homes, the tension is thick and pervasive. In other homes, there is almost a sadness in the air. Does this relate at all?
Then there are homes where the atmosphere is totally different. Children giggle. Dad laughs at the TV commercial. Mom is on the telephone laughing. Perhaps they have a meal together and end up laughing. Maybe someone is telling a story that elicits laughter.
Don’t underestimate laughter. Laughter is a gift of God. Does it ever bless a human being! It is especially important, however, to families. Laughter can have a powerful impact on the atmosphere of a home.
You might consider your own home. Is laughter an important aspect of your home? Does laughter happen on a regular basis? Why or why not? Could it be that you are missing something very rich?