Cheering Up Lilly


Lilly loves it when I retell some things she did that were funny. If Chasing Lilly was only written for that reason, it would be enough. During this lengthy Covid isolation, there is often very little that’s new to talk about, especially when she calls me at least once a day. She gets so bored!

That book gives me a refresher on memories so we can reminisce. Let’s face it, talking on the phone everyday can be a challenge when we seem to have all the excitement (or so it seems) and Lilly hasn’t much to talk about.

She has her own copy here at our house. The text is too difficult for her reading ability, so I read it to her. There is much I skim over, because I don’t wish to bring up things she may perceive as failures.

Just the other day Lilly talked about the camp she went to when she was younger, and I teased her with the truth that she gave her counselor a rough time. Lilly laughed so much when I reminded her that she peed on the unfortunate counselor’s lap when she was sitting there, and chased the young woman with burning stick. She realizes now how out of control she was back then. And she can laugh about it with me.

That’s one thing she and I have in common -we love to share a laugh any chance we get. That doesn’t mean life is perfect for either of us. Far from it!

But when you either have to laugh or cry, choose laughter.

Love my Readers, -Nealie


  1. Crystal says:

    And The Bible says, “Laughter does good, like a medicine”
    This was a nice reminder in a world of chaos.

    • NealieRose says:

      Thanks for that, Crystal! There has been so much fear and not enough laughter the past year. Thinking of your big smile!

    • NealieRose says:

      Yes Artie, laughter and thankfulness go a long way setting things right. I’m thankful for you, and for the laughter we have shared! Your stories could fill a book, lol!

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