The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
When we are adrift in our addiction, we take ourselves very seriously and
often lose contact with reality. We become lost in fantasy and obsession. Life
becomes joyless because we can't see beyond our addiction, and we find no real
satisfaction there. We lose touch with the joy and humor of life, and we find
that everything around us and inside us is grim and dark. One of the many
positive signs of our return to health and sanity is our recovery of the gift
of laughter. Each day as we gain more energy and zest of life, we move in to
the world and find many things that are humorous, in ourselves and in other
people. We laugh and find we are no longer alone. Laughter is the mark of a
healthy, happy human being. Laughter shows that we are truly a part of the
human community. It is a sign that we are alive and on the way to recovery. I
am glad that I can laugh again and feel in touch with myself and others.