I guess it's a variation of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, or something like that?? All I can say is, it definitely feels a lot better to be the person that I am now.
And as for the laughter? Well that came too. And maybe that is to do with the other person, as well as me. God damnit he is funny! God damnit he makes me laugh about something every single day!
And you know, I like to think that I make him laugh too.
For this, and a million other reasons, it just works.
And for that I am grateful.