Sunday 31 March 2024

KEEP IT SIMPLE #essentialsosrec #Laughter #Shame

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
~ Ethel Barrymore ~
There was a time when we wouldn’t let anyone laugh at us—even ourselves. We had too much shame. We had too much pain. We took the world too seriously. If we laughed, it was at others—not at ourselves.

Over time, real and honest laughter returns to us. Laughter is a way of accepting ourselves as human. To be human means we can make mistakes. It means we can lighten up. It also means growing up. And growing up means being happy with all of who we are—even parts of us that may seem odd or funny. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, we shut ourselves off from the world. We shut ourselves off from the parts of us we need to accept. Am I willing to accept the fact that I’m human?

Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, You made laughter. Help me use it to make my life easier. Help me accept all of me.

Today’s Action
Today, I’ll share with someone close to me a funny mistake I’ve made.

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