Beyond the surface

First off, I’m a huge fan of humor. I like to laugh, and I like to make others laugh. Laughter’s good medicine, they say, so I’m all for it. 
But on the flip side, I’m also a big fan of being real and serious when needed. There’s a fine balance.

So here’s an interesting verse I read today:

“Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains.” (Proverbs 14:13)

Can anyone else relate to this verse? I sure can.

I think too many people live two different lives. There’s the reality side that lies beyond the surface, and then there’s this half-reality side that’s all fun and games. 

I’m curious—how many people do we know that put on masks throughout the day, but then become restless at night? How would we even find out?

Laughter and having fun are good things, but not when something else is lurking below the surface, yearning to come out.

Let’s go deeper and battle this grief away.


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