Laughter is the first evidence of freedom.
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was often-times filled with your tears.
Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining selfpity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.