Read this inspirational and uplifting book of stories about real life and find out why Laughter and tears are truly the medicinal balm of life. They both heal, empower, and exhort, but they were created to be mutually inclusive. They are two sides of the same coin. To have one and not the other is to go through life with a lop-sided personality. All tears and you may end up hopelessly bitter and morose. Conversely, too much laughter, and you may dance through life, never growing wise, never grappling with the eternal questions of Why . Laughter and tears are beautiful gifts from God. Liken them to a pair of wonderful shoes. If you wear one, without the other, the best you can hope for is to limp along through life, doing less than what God intended for you. But if you can merge the two, incorporate both of them appropriately into your life, then you will be freed to live life fully and to better serve others. And now, I wish you the best, as you laugh and cry your way through God s gift of life.