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Life my teacher, laughter my savior.

BY CMayes on October 7, 2019
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In 2011, when teaching a college 101 seminar, my guest speaker led the class through developing their own six-word memoir. At the time I created, "Laughter my savior - Life my teacher." I was coping with the loss of my biological father, was on the cusp of marrying my high school sweetheart and just thought, "wow, life can be funny and sad all at the same time." Now here I am 8-years later, using this exercise to connect with my students and these six-words still resonate with my heart. I have continued to move through more loses and still more laughs. Crying probably involved in both. I also now have two amazing beautiful children and wonder what ups and downs they will encounter. I hope I can guide them enough to understand my renewed sense of my six-word memoir of, "Life my teacher, laughter my savior." While this subtle rearrangement of a few words may not mean much to others, for me, I take this to now mean first "life" will happen and hopefully I will learn and hopefully I will still laugh. #laughterismedicine

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