I love my daughter Haleys Anne’s laugh.

In fact, I think her easy and joyful laugh is my favorite ting about my oldest daughter (the 2nd would be the way her mind works around forming questions and observations). It comes easy with her face lighting up. And, the laugh draws people to her.

People tell me that Haley is such a happy child – and, easy to be around.

Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain. It helps humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and provides an emotional context to conversations.

I can’t help but notice that when people (certainly her friends) are around Haley Anne they are laughing and smiling.

Laughter is used as a signal for being part of a group — it signals acceptance and positive interactions. Laughter is sometimes seemingly contagious, and the laughter of one person can itself provoke laughter from others.

I love being a Dad.

brian patrick cork