When I first started my own business I rented an office in the corner of a small building close to downtown. I really loved working there because Judy, a very dear friend of mine and an amazingly gifted counselor, also rented an office opposite from me on the other side of the large sitting room.
The third office was occupied by the women who managed the space. Her office was located next to Judy’s at a right angle. It had two steps leading up to it off the sitting room but no door, just open space. I am giving you these details because they are important to the story, so please bear with me here.
One particular day as I walked out of my office, I noticed that Judy’s door was closed which meant that she was probably in session with a client.
On this particular day I remember walking out of the washroom, heading back to my office when I saw Anne, the manager, talking with someone by her desk. At that precise moment, I remembered something important that I had been wanting to tell her. I was having a hard time connecting with her because of our schedules and so I wanted to seize this opportunity. I immediately ran over to where she was standing.
As I placed my foot on the first step, I lost my footing and tripped right up over the second step and into her office. I landed in front of her and her visitor. The eyed me very strangely. I felt silly and more than a little embarrassed and then something even more bizarre happened – divine intervention – I am sure of it.
It was as though time stopped. If you have ever been in any kind of car accident, you probably know what I am talking about. Everything slows down and it feels like you are watching yourself from a different place, from a distant place.
Well, that’s what happened at that exact moment. I remember somehow almost flying from there and banging into Judy’s office door very hard. In that moment the door flung open and I literally flew in and landed across the room right on the floor in front of Judy and her very solemn looking client, eyebrows furrowed and teary eyed. They had to have been talking about something very serious or even dire.
As I lay there on my back looking up at Judy and this other woman whose mouths were open wide in absolute shock and disbelief at what had just happened, I thought to myself that I owed them some kind of explanation, so I simply said the first thing that came into my head.
I said “Hi Judy, I was in the neighborhood and I thought I would just drop in.”
At that precise moment, Judy began to laugh, not an ordinary giggle, but a laugh so deep that it came from her soul. She laughed so hard, she literally fell off of her chair and onto the floor next to me.
And so now here we were, the two of us, lying on the floor laughing uncontrollably. We couldn’t stop except every few minutes to interject some more ridiculous comments like “you always did know how to make a grand entrance” and “thanks for dropping by Veronica”, and silly things like that.
By this time, Anne, the manager and her friend were standing over the two of us as well as Judy’s very serious client, who wasn’t looking quite so serious any more. She too was laughing hysterically and looked ten years younger, her face was smooth, her brows no longer furrowed.
It must have taken us over ten minutes to be able to stop laughing and when I finally stood up, I felt really wonderful. It was as if every single organ in my body had been gently massaged. I was truly amazed that I had not injured myself in some way but instead felt really good.
Judy went back to her counseling session with that lady but I have a strong suspicion that whatever her problem was, it didn’t seem as significant now.
And then it occurred to me that the Universe really does have a sense of humor and will go to extraordinary lengths sometimes to give us a very important message. I truly believe that I was their instrument in doing just that.
I went back into my office and shut the door. A gentle smile came over my face and I knew I would never forget that moment. It would sustain me in difficult times to come and remind me over and over again to lighten up.
Suddenly I remembered one of my favorite quotations from Ramtha:
“The greatest prayer you could ever say would be to laugh every day.
For when you do, it elevates the vibratory frequency within your being
such that you could heal your entire body.”
Laughter truly is the best medicine. I hope this story put a smile on your face today and a chuckle in your heart.
Copyright © 2010 by Veronica Hay
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