Hey uh, when do you get to the ‘Laugh Love’ part?

Welcome to those of you already following my blog! It hasn’t even been a week that Live Laugh Love Louie has gone live but you guys are out there and made the effort. I also see I’ve drawn clicks from the US, UK, and Ireland so far. Very cool. I hope what I write moves you in some positive way.

I even know most of you followers but there are a few new folks out there and I can only imagine you may be wondering, “Hey uh……when exactly are you gonna get to the ‘Laugh Love’ part of the blog name?”leong-lok-262965

Yeah, you kinda have a point! Trust me, it will come. I actually have a pretty decent sense of humor and it comes out a lot. Probably too much at work, for that matter. Let’s just say that I have learned the value of looking at the bright side of everything and cracking jokes as often as I can get away with it, because well….I’ve had a few dips on the old Rollercoaster of Life, ya know?

Some of what you’re going to see here early on are repostings that were originally on Facebook privately to my friend audience over the years, plus a couple of other essays I’ve written that never saw the light of day until now. For example, “To Share or Not To Share” is something that I first wrote in 2011. I dusted it off, updated it, and voila!

But believe me, I have stories about my kids and family life, and funny stuff that happens to me, and funny things we MAKE happen. It’s everywhere. And it’s a way of life my husband and I work hard to cultivate. Truly, it’s us living the best we can, laughing as often as possible, loving no matter what happens, and finally, we are the Louies.

Every once in a while on this roller coaster, I’m gonna take you on a sharp turn to the left, into the dark, upside down, and allow the bottom to fall out unexpectedly. I’m passionate, feisty, corny, nerdy, and emotional. You’re gonna hear it all.

Yes, there may be some heavy stuff in there now and then. In my 50 years, I’m granting myself all kinds of liberties I didn’t before. I have the right to lighten the load and share my honest self. Frankly, I’m taking a cue from Glennon Doyle (check her out over at Momastery.com) whose honesty is so damn refreshing: she makes you feel normal for all of your own personal frailties and quirks. Life is “brutiful” as Glennon says: beautiful and brutal. Perfectly imperfect, I say. Beautifully broken as my friend Barbara said to me this summer. Allow me to do the same for all of you.

Signing off, with Louie love!!

Photo by Leong Lok on Unsplash

Author: silonda

I'm not your average Midwestern American woman: an older mom to three kids and married to a musician, hiding out in a small town. I’ve worked as a serious business professional my entire adult life but my soul is really an artist. Wonderlust (i.e., insatiable curiosity) and wanderlust lead me to read voraciously and travel often. The introvert in me likes to quietly observe and share what I discover through writing but buried inside is a pretty funny chick full of spunk and verve who is eager to come out and play. Deep thinking and feeling (all the feels) is my default mode and then I'll crack a joke about it. I’m constantly striving to cultivate whatever makes for beautiful and to love UP.

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