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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Awaken Your Day - Nov 6 - Laugh, At You.

"Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses, you can move forward. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you are good, you can fill up those openings with something positive. Maybe...combat some of the ugliness in the world."
- Goldie Hawn, Actress

Have you ever heard someone say, " I bet years from now we will look back at this and laugh" ?
So, why wait for years from now?

Be it a tough moment in our life, a bad experience, or an embarrassing one where we did something we wish we could hit "rewind" on ... we would do ourselves well if we established our landing strategy in order to maximize our potential rebound.

We need to be able to take the moment for what it is, and not dwell ourselves into a despair pit but instead, pause...identify... shake our head with a little giggle, and begin the recovery right then and there.

"Well, I sure messed that up... Here we go!"

As Goldie states, being able to find the humor in our own weaknesses is a great asset. We cannot be perfect at everything. We are all strong and special in our own way, and we will encounter times when we need to admit that we are not strong in other areas.

Often, these moments find us, and that is when we need to be able to laugh at ourselves.
You will most certainly find that people laugh with you when you have a level of acceptance about a situation, rather than laughing AT you as you struggle to be free of the whole experience.

As you go thru the day, take a moment to reflect on some moments that outline your "weaknesses".
Can you turn "now" into that time when you look back and laugh at something that has happened?
And can you carry that good natured humor forward to something or sometime more recent.

I, for example, have to giggle at myself in something like traffic. I will get all bent out of shape over something another driver did. Rant. Rave. Explore my negativity for no real reason other than needing an outlet.

And then five minutes later somewhere in traffic, I do the exact same thing that guy did.
( No signal light is common.) And I am glad when the "A-ha" moment slaps me solidly, and I do enjoy laughing at myself when it happens. ( My wife even joins in. )

Good morning - good humor - we all need it.


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