I believe we are all born as a blank canvas. As we grow up and learn from lessons we are molded and shaped into who we will become. The people in our lives have the ability to create art in the form of a human. When we reach a certain age, we are handed the tools and materials we need to continue our own masterpiece. We gain control of the illustration that will be our future. At that moment, we choose what kind of painting we want to be. My family has played an incredibly influential role in my life-canvas. They have been a huge influence in who I am. Let's just say they've dumped a few paint buckets on my life.
There are some people in our lives that are not born into our family, but become a part of our family. (There will be a few more blog posts about these people in my life because there are a few too many for one post.) One family that has became very close with mine is the Wheatley Family. My step-mom babysat all three kids, Samantha (Sammie), Griffin, and Jordan from when they were babies. This family is truly a beautiful one. Kelly and Pat make two incredible parents to their awesome kids. The few things that I love about them is how they let their kids be who they are and fully accept them for it, they always have big smiles on their faces and have plenty of laughs to share. How lucky I feel to know them! <3
What comes to your mind when you think of laughter? Maybe you think of a person you know who has a great laugh... Maybe you think of something that has made you laugh today.. Maybe you just think about how simply amazing it feels to laugh. Whether you giggle or snort, laughing is a universal sign of happiness exploding.
In my life, laughter has been a way to cope, a way to celebrate and even a way to fall out of a chair! It's something that I have shared with so many people and all of them have shared with so many others. If ever you want to test how contagious laughing really is then do a youtube search for 'babies laughing' and try not to laugh. I'm positive that it's impossible to keep a straight face.
Along with laughing, sharing laughter is an amazingly beautiful thing. I love capturing a good giggle in photographs!! This blog post is in celebration of our daily chuckles and in sharing them with those around us. Laughing everyday will keep your beauty shinning bright and your heart feeling good! The following True Beauties are Margo, Rachel, Alexis and Mollye, who I captured mid-laugh!
P.S. Have you laughed today?