Monday, 28 December 2015

FR. LEO'S DAILY MEDITATION #essentialsofrec #FrLeo #Humor


HUMOR

“Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of one’s superiority to all that befalls one.”

~ Romain Gary 

Today I laugh at myself. I need to laugh at myself to stay sane. I choose not to take myself too seriously.

When I tell jokes about the alcoholic, I am not belittling the person; rather, I am making fun of the disease that nearly killed me. For me to live with the disease, I need to be able to laugh at it. In this way, I stop alcoholism from having power in my life.

In addition, I catch something of the symptoms of the disease in my jokes: the grandiosity, arrogance, manipulation, insanity, ego, selfishness, and exaggeration. Joking allows me to face reality with a smile. Today I use humor in a loving and mindful way.

God, thank You for the healing gift of humor.

© 2008 Leo Booth
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