This I Believe

Zoe - Wheaton, Illinois
Entered on May 29, 2007
Age Group: Under 18

I Believe in Comical People

“The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed. And those who are blessed are indeed comical people.” Quoted by Bennett Alfred Cerf. Comical people do one very important thing; they make people laugh. Comical people come in many different shapes and sizes from famous comedians like Carlos Mencia to your own aunt or uncle. Who knows? It could even be your dog. No matter who it is, comical people still can make someone’s day without even realizing it.

Over these past three years, there has been many obstacles for me. Along with all of my hard work at school, sports and home I’ve had really tough times and not to mention uncountable mistakes. The one thing that helped me pull through it all was laughter. The great thing is, it doesn’t have to be a milk squirting out of your nose, ab burning, rolling on the floor, belly laugh either. The smallest amount of giggles do the trick. Lucky for me, I’ve had the best comedians around. These humorists are also known as my friends. No matter what, they are always there for me.

Last summer, my uncle suddenly died in an awful motorcycle accident. It was hard on all of my family, but especially me. I called up my friends later that night crying. Shockingly, after some reassuring words, silence, and more tears, my familiar laugh accompanied my heart saddening sobs. Sure, my friends had always made me laugh before, but suddenly, the pain eased up. Someone once said, “ Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life.” I now know this is true and that day, laughter was that shock absorber and my friends were the suppliers. I can only hope I have been there for them as much as they had been there for me, and that we share the same number of day and heart lifting laughs.

I believe that everyone who has made anyone laugh is a comical person, therefore making someone’s day and someone’s life that much better. I believe in laughter, joy, and moving on, but never forgetting. I believe in the 2007 8th grade graduating class, and I believe about taking life one laugh at a time. This, I believe.