"Everyone laughs in the same language."
These six words, printed on a shirt that I paid no more than four dollars for at my local consignment, relay a ridiculously accurate and noteworthy observation on humanity.
That all of us --
-- all show, share and spread joy the same way.
By way of the provocation of a positive emotion that originates in our heart and climbs out of our being through our lips in the form of a giggle, chuckle, cackle, belly laugh or other endearingly cheerful noise.
Those same lips -- that if unzipped and unfiltered, can often be used (sometimes unabashedly) for ugliness and hate -- are capable, when used properly, to express and deliver joy and to transcend cultural, racial, gender, class and other unfortunate divisions.
These six words, printed on a shirt that I paid no more than four dollars for at my local consignment, relay a ridiculously accurate and noteworthy observation on humanity, one which I am more than happy to have my three-year-old support and promote as she confidently roams this Earth spreading almost enviable authentic merriment.
Barak Obama stated that "the forces that divide us are not as strong as the those that unite us."
Want to feel united with those around you?
Laugh with them.
Want to feel the powerful influence that is the mirth of genuine goodness?
Laugh with a toddler.
Whoever, however, whenever...just laugh more.
No further translation is available.