August 6 2018

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, August 6, 2018

Our theme this month is Humor to Help Heal. There is a scene in the movie Steel Magnolias where Sally Field’s character is leaving her daughter’s funeral and experiences several emotions in a few minutes. She is sad, angry, confused and then she starts to laugh. Many people who are grieving wonder how they will ever laugh again. I think this scene is a great example that just like other emotions, laughter can be one part of the grief journey, a Healing part.

(Adapted from the article first printed in the Centre Daily Times’ “Helping Hands” column on July 25, 2018)

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