Today, I’m thankful for laughter. Both the kinds of laughter that comes from being ridiculous with your friends and the ability to laugh at myself. I used to take everything (and myself) way too seriously, but I’m much more laid back in recent years… at least a bit. I’ll always remember the moment in the dining hall freshman year at OSU when I was having breakfast with my friend before our 8am class, and like a genius I shook my orange juice after I’d opened it without holding the lid on. … you can guess what happened next. But instead of freaking out, I just laughed and went to change and told my friend to save me a seat. Of course, I do still get embarrassed way too easily and I’m way too self conscious, but I can laugh at myself waayyy more than before. And when I hang out with friends like Mary, or Christine (OMG I MISS YOU), or the Ramblers, I laugh so hard at so many silly things and that makes me happy.