Good for a Chuckle

“Laugh my friend, for laughter ignites a fire within the pit of your belly and awakens your being.”

Stella McCartney

Recently, I have been reading, writing, and discussing the relationship between vulnerability and shame. These are not easy topics to metabolize, understand, discuss, or apply. Fortunately, I have people who are equally interested in these topics. This can lead to some intense conversations. Today, I was involved in one of these serious discussions with someone on zoom. Very surprisingly, from my phone, Siri stated, “I am sorry but I don’t understand what you are saying.” The individual on zoom heard it as well. After we enjoyed a good laugh, it occurred to me that I could have responded to Siri with the statement, “You and me both…”

The capacity to laugh, even in the face of challenging times, is a gift. When we laugh, we become immediately present in the moment with the experience of happiness and/or joy.