Can you laugh at yourself? I mean really, stop and take a moment and think about that question. It’s said that laughter is the best medicine and I agree. How many can make fun of themselves and truly have a deep gut wrenching belly laugh at something we have done? I know I can. If you can’t laugh at yourself then how can you laugh at others? One is really not living if all we can do is laugh at others hence making it a one sided issue. Let’s face it, people do stupid things, and yes that includes ourselves. Stupid things that if it was someone else doing it, we would bust out laughing in waves of tears. Live a little and think or rather feel outside the box. You know what? Dance a little and sing out loud even if you are the only one in the room. I don’t care if you have 2 left feet or if you couldn’t carry a tune if it had handles. So what? Isn’t doing all of this just a part of living and expressing who we are?
Doing these simple things is what makes me me. I use to care but now I realize how silly that is. It is liberating once we let these notions just slide away. After all, who made those rules up? Probably the people who are great at dancing and singing. I will admit, I can’t dance or sing well- I no longer let that stop me Life is so very short- don’t help it along the way. It is chaotic and stressing and downright cruel-live a little. It is so easy to do and guess what, it’s free. How many things in this world are free? So sing out loud , dance a little jig, have a laugh at your own expense. Trust me, it will make you smile. With that being the end results, how can it be wrong? If you could peek into my piece of the world and look in the window this is what you would see on most days- a laughing, funky dancing, mixed lyrics toting woman. But I tell you, what you would see is a smile and someone who has learned, finally, to laugh at herself.
8 thoughts on “Can you laugh?”
If a person unable to laugh at himself clearly takes himself to seriously.
Agreed. Sadly there are people out there like that who don’t dare show that side of them to anyone.
I think it’s important not take yourself too seriously. Then you can laugh. That’s what I try to do.
Well said Cindy. I do my best, I do have my moments where I forget but hopefully those are far and few in between.
My insanity is what keeps me sane!
We must be related for this reason alone 🙂
It’s possible. I have relatives in Mass. and Maine, including some Mynahans, Caulfields, Walshes and Corriveaus, to name a few.
You have some French in there I see with Corriveaus. 🙂