Rushville Republican

August 30, 2013

Angel The Church Mouse

Laugh a little bit


Rushville Republican

---- — Hi, all you kind folks in Readership Land.

Mercy! These last days of August are being called “Dog Days.”

“Aarrff” to that! Time for lemonade and cookies. Yes!

In my scrampin’ about over old books of poetry I came across Edmund Vance Cooke’s, “Laugh a Little Bit.”

We all need laughter when we feel sad and lonely from whatever the cause may be, The “Good Book” has many verses to help us. Laughter is like medicine as stated in Proverbs 17:22 NKJV. “A merry heart does good, like medicine. But, a broken spirit dries the bones.”

Laugh A Little Bit

Here’s a motto, just your fit--

Laugh a little bit.

When you think you’re trouble hit,

Laugh a little bit.

Look misfortune in the face,

Brave the beldam’s rude grimace;

Ten to one ‘twill yield its place,

If you have the wit and grit

Just to laugh a little bit.

Keep your face with sunshine lit,

Laugh a little bit.

All the shadows off will flit,

If you have the grit and wit

Just to laugh a little bit.

Cherish this as sacred wit--

Laugh a little bit.

Keep it with you, sample it,

Laugh a little bit.

Little ills will sure betide you,

Fortune may not sit beside you,

Men may mock and fame deride you,

But you’ll mind them not a whit

If you laugh a little bit.

Pass this on and laugh a little bit!

Until the next time.

Blessings, Angel The Church Mouse