Joni laughs at herself too which is a great reminder that you can't take yourself too seriously. Traditional spoken language isn't really the best in making a relationship with Joni. Joni communicates with her signs and facial expressions and gestures, but sense of humor is an amazing way to bridge what might seem at first like a communication gap. Once you can figure out what's funny to Joni and Joni figures out whats funny to you, you guys are gonna be golden.
And Joni's laugh is the best too. Hearing Joni's laugh makes me laugh. Being an assistant and living in L'Arche in general has inspired me to really tap into my sense of humor. Sometimes I say laugh to keep from crying, because some days are really draining, you know? Not in a bad way but just emotionally and physically you're tapped out. But I never tap out of my sense of humor, it's always there.