“People who stop laughing are always the ones who get hurt.”
Sometimes I believe the only way I get through much of life, is to laugh through it. In my saddest, darkest moments, if I find a way to laugh, I can feel the hurt disappear. If I fuel my pain with more pain, I feel as if I am sinking further into the hurt. But if I surround myself with things that make me laugh, I know I will be ok. I think this is also why my defense mechanism when others are hurt is to try to make them laugh (even if it is at me!)
As long as I continue to let myself laugh and smile, I believe I will be able to get through all the pain and hurt life has to offer.