I’ve wanted one for I don’t know how long. Then out of the corner of my eye, at Home Depot of all places, I saw one. The right one.
My wife spontaneously bought it as an early birthday present.
Now a statue of the Laughing Buddha adorns our front yard, just outside our front window. He sits with us while we eat, and is there whenever I want to look out and have a brief meditative moment. Or a quiet laugh, because I laugh to myself pretty much every time I look at Him.
Peace … and laughter!