Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.” -Arnold Glascow
One of the most amazing experiences in early recovery from alcoholism was the night I told a story against myself.
I laughed at my foolishness in a new light and every one at the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting laughed with me – not at me.
The incident that I reminisced about no longer was painful. I had learnt to laugh at myself.
“As we heal we learn to laugh at ourselves with love. We begin to see all the wonderful oddities and contradictions in people – little faults that endear others to us. We see that striving to be perfect is going far beyond the call of duty, and we discover that life does not need to be a duty, that it can be enjoyed. Life can be fun.
We are given the gift of laughter to help us survive the tribulations of living. The healing effects of laughter can’t be underestimated. A laugh a day may be exactly what’s needed to keep the doctor away!
Laughter is healing. I want to learn to take myself less seriously.”
After the book, “Gentle Reminders – Daily Affirmations for CoDependents” by Mitzi Chandler.