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Two of excellent “hum” words are illustrated by these stories -- humility and humor. Humility and humor are interconnected. One sure way to see their relationship is I Can Laugh Now phenomenon.
Have you ever had something happen to you that seemed awful at time but now, as you look back at it, you say, “I can laugh now . . .” The time between supposed awful event and I Can Laugh Now is much shorter for a person with a good sense of humor than for those living in Drama Zone.
People with a sense of humor can watch themselves and laugh at their own trials and tribulations. They have humility. Because they can laugh, they have hope for themselves, others and our often crazy world.
The deadly serious people in Drama Zone, ones who almost never say, “I can laugh now . . .”, often have no hope and thus may not honor glorious strength of humanity -- human spirit. Humility, humor, humanity -- wonderful, hmm?
And Today . . .
Today make yourself an I CAN LAUGH NOW notebook. Write down all stories of your times of trial and tribulation about which this day you say, “I can laugh now . . .” Add to it as days go by. Laugh as you write. Remember how good laughter is for you and laugh some more.
Shorten time between trying events and “I can laugh now . . .” so your book of stories can grow faster. When you shorten time, your sense of humor will grow, too.
Tell your stories to others, lots of others, and you can bet they will laugh with you. Some of best humor comes from I Can Laugh Now stories. Your I CAN LAUGH NOW notebook will be a gift to yourself and to other people in your life. Can you hear giggles now?
And can you feel your angel wings sprouting as you take yourself lightly?
Stephanie West Allen, JD, is the author of _24 7 This! The Merry Method To Accelerate Success_. Excerpts at http://www.allen-nichols.com/success.cfm She coaches people in using the two Merry Maxims, WYTUG (What You Think Upon Grows) and LULU (Loosen Up, Lighten Up), to achieve health, wealth, creativity, and harmonized relationships. Contact her at mailto:Stephanie@allen-nichols.com