I still don't laugh everyday. Sometimes, it might be weeks between laughs.
My cerebral palsy makes its tricky for me to laugh.
But, a year ago, I started laughing and I couldn't stop.
I laughed for over 14 hours. Straight.
We were actually worried and in talks with my paediatrician. He gave us an emergency appointment. He said it might be a gelastic seizure. Back then, we were talking about a possible brain tumour, one that causes constant laughter.
Usually, my family loves the sound of my laughter. A year ago, they silently made eye contact, over my head, and share worried thoughts.
This was a bad day. We didn't tell you this, back then, because we were protecting everyone from our fears.
Eventually, the constant laughter stopped.
Now, we think I had learned to laugh, but I didn't know how to stop.
A year later, the laughter makes us smile, again.