Sunday, 16 April 2017

Father Leo’s Daily Meditation #essentialsofrecovery



LAUGHTER

“You grow up the day you have the first real laugh – at yourself.”

–Ethel Barrymore

Today I can laugh at myself. I do not take myself too seriously and I am beginning to grow. I used to be so serious. Having the “poor me’s”, sitting on my pity pot demanding attention; I was so unhappy. And I was causing my unhappiness.

Then a friend listened to my complaints for half an hour and then began to laugh, giving out a real belly-laugh and at that point I began to laugh, too! My attitude was so stupid, selfish and futile that it demanded a laugh to shake me out of it – at that point I began to grow.

Today I laugh at my funny little ways, my funny little walk, my ridiculous pretensions, my grandiose behavior. Today with the laughter comes humility.

O Lord, let me experience the miracle of laughter. 
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