I was very recently asked how I find laughter so often. Trust me, I have my share of tears (I cry often, actually.....in beauty and in tragedy). Tears are aplenty. I have lived many days without laughter. At times, that's necessary (esp in grieving process). But laughter is also there when I choose it. Hardship happens. So does joy. Laughter helps me shift my focus from the ugly to the beautiful. My answer to their question? Pretty simple..... Having lived WITH and WITHOUT laughter, I prefer laughter (generally). I need to laugh AND cry -- not just one or the other. May not be that way for everyone, but it is for me. Everyone -- Please know that my laughter is, in no way, meant to ever trivialize anyone else's pain. Rest assured that being a part of this group, I am well acquainted with pain. I feel your hearts -- through the laughter and the tears.