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laughter through tears

Many of you will remember this iconic line, “Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.” It’s from my all-time favorite movie, Steel Magnolias. No matter how many times I’ve watched it, I am still drawn into the close group of women who share their lives with each other; good times and bad.

Laughter Through Tears

There’s just something special about laughing and crying with a friend or loved one. Just taking a moment to become vulnerable with a person whom you trust wholeheartedly.

Last night, I went to see the special showing of To Joey With Love. It is a poignant love story and tribute to Joey Feek who succumbed to cancer last March at the age of 41. There, I experienced a real-life portrayal of laughter through tears.

I knew it would be sad, which attests to the pile of tissues in my purse, but that wasn’t what impacted me most about the movie. Instead, I left feeling a greater sense of hope and purpose. We spend so much time, often too much time, striving to remove all discomfort from our lives instead of trying to live out those tough moments where sweetness can hide.

Joey sang that it wasn’t so much the years she lived, but what she did with those years that mattered most. The movie was a testament to seizing each moment and making it count.


Featured Faves From Last Week

I can tell everyone is back into full swing after the summer because there were a bunch of killer posts last week. I finally decided on these three. Each of these posts inspired me for different reasons; whether it be presenting something from a different point of view, trying something new or making me laugh my head off.

That Fit Fam – 5 Reasons To Work Out (that have nothing  do with weight loss)

5 Reasons To Work Out

It’s Pam Del – Casual Pencil Skirt Outfit

Casual Pencil Skirt Outfit

Redo It Yourself Inspirations – Blogging Over 50 And DIY Obstacles

Blogging Over 50 & DIY Obstacles

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Now, it’s time to get to the Thursday Favorite Things linkup to see what fun stuff you all have in store this week!

Living It, Shellie



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  1. Thank you so much for the feature, Shellie!

    “Laughter through tears” is a very refreshing read this week, I enjoyed your post thoroughly.

    I followed Joey and Rory since they auditioned on “Can You Duet”. Their journey has been inspirational. Joey’s perspective on life is what the world needs more of. She was truly a special soul. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m sure I’ll bring tissues too.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Robin, I loved your post and I’m glad you enjoyed mine this week. The movie will have another showing on Oct. 6, so make sure you catch it!

  2. Thanks for the feature! Love this link up!

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