Friday, October 22, 2010

Laugh and Learn

D6 recommended a delightful book to me that I’m happy to tell you about. It was written by a woman who Lives in Truth and the delight comes from seeing how she does it. The book, Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas, describes the adventures of an Iranian immigrant encountering a foreign environment. Every incident she brings up could have been one that instilled hate or at least negative feelings of victimization, but instead she looks at the experiences with a sense of humor and is able to laugh and make us laugh with her. The added benefit is that while laughing we learn a lot about people and especially about ourselves. We learn that often the best approach to life is to be able to laugh at ourselves. 

Think about it. We don’t get upset because a toddler falls when learning to walk. As a matter of fact, we often laugh at her attempts to waddle. Likewise we are growing and struggling to “walk” in so many areas of our lives. Instead of being upset that we can’t “run” yet, we need to step back and analyze how funny this must be and enjoy the journey.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Laughter is also good for our physical well-being. Sometimes I do wish I could "walk" a little faster!