Laugh Out Loud

by Melanie on April 8, 2017

in Affirmations, Going 60 MPH, Memoir, Nonfiction

An occasional series based on stuff that hangs in my room… or my heart.

Every once in a while, someone will tell me I’m funny. I never quite get that, because I think I’m about the least funny person I know. Fairly intelligent, yes. A good listener, most of the time. Reliable and responsible, check. But funny? Please. It’s not something to which I even aspire.

And maybe that’s why this is one of the most difficult affirmations for me. I don’t like snarky comments or teasing, so I don’t laugh when they happen to me or someone else. When I hear a joke, I look for a deeper meaning or motivation, and generally fail to realize that maybe, as they say, the cigar was just a cigar.

It’s something I try to remember to do, this laughing out loud, not grinning or chuckling, but full-bore/embarrass-yourself laugh out loud. Because even though I don’t do it often, it feels so good when I do.

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