We all have many quirks and recurring issues we deal with. And while it’s easy to take ourselves too seriously, it’s often good to find the humor in what we do. Laughter is good for the soul.
Perhaps we compulsively check and recheck to make sure a door is locked or that we have our wallet and keys.
Or maybe we have a knack for taking any current event and relating it back to our pet interest.
And certainly there are moments in which many familiar doubts, fears, and frustrations continue to get the best of us.
We tend to beat ourselves up for our unfavorable habits. And have little patience for the annoying habits of others as well.
But a better approach is learning to find the humor in them – not as an excuse or to put each other down, but rather to extend grace as we journey in life together.
Humor allows us to step back and gain a lighthearted perspective on the issues without ignoring them.
What if we could chuckle as we noticed ourselves engaged in familiar habits? And would this allow us to be kinder to each other as well?
To laugh as we check and recheck the door. Or when granddad tells the same stories over and over.
To smile as our wife worries again about us getting home safe. Or as our child demands his teddy bear to sleep through the night.
We can reason all day long about how things should be different. But sometimes logic is too much of a burden.
Humor frees us from the overburden of rational explanations and allows us to enjoy our many quirks with grace.
Life is serous enough. Learn to laugh!