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Laughing at Yourself

on February 10, 2013

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Life is a Journey

Today I needed a memory jog
I looked for the ice cream
And found a peanut log

Candy in the freezer? Okay
Certainly not a BAD idea
Ice cream in the candy jar, NO WAY!

Life is a journey, enjoy the ride
Laugh at yourself, take it all in stride

Laughing is just good for the soul. If you can’t laugh at yourself, then how can you expect others to laugh along with you? As I get older, I have to laugh at the ‘silly’ things I do sometimes without even thinking – putting the milk in the panty and the cereal in the fridge, thinking one thing and saying another, calling my own phone number, driving to the grocery store and realizing I am at the post office.

I can’t help but laugh – literally LOL! That’s right, laugh out loud! So hard, my sides hurt! I just stand there, look at what I am about to do or where I am instead of where I am suppose to be and just totally burst out laughing!

Someone once said doing such crazy things was a sign of old age. Most of the time it is simply a case of just too much mental clutter! It’s the day I go to the pantry and find the milk that has been there for several days that worries me! That would mean all the things that should have gone into the pantry are now…um-m-m-m? Where is the bag of potato chips? Peanut butter, where are you? Is that the sour cream I spy in the corner?

What about you? Have you experienced any “I can’t believe I did that!” moments?

“Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.”
~Queen Victoria

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24 responses to “Laughing at Yourself

  1. divinerush ღ says:

    Love those moments of uncontrollable laughter. They make for some of the best memories. 🙂

  2. Teepee12 says:

    Absotively posilutely … my philosophy to a T 🙂

  3. Oh yes, I know that ringing my own number so well – getting desperate, trying different phones and then realising – I’ve done it again!
    I don’t label things I put in the deep freeze, and I unfroze some lentil soup for our dinner, only to find it was half a Christmas pudding – which we ate anyway!!!

  4. Okay, what I love to do, is when we are creative writing online in an RP, I always try to get my co writers to laugh, through the actions and comments made by my characters. The ultimate is if I can get my bestie to laugh so much she needs to tinkle. ❤

  5. You sound so much like me. Which bed do you want in the Alzheimer’s Unit? I get one next to the window 🙂 You’re probably better off to laugh about it.
    Three weeks ago I went to church for six hours–our Sewing Circle. I caught a ride home with a friend and we were two miles down the road when I remember I’d taken THE CAR to church. Embarrassing! Two weeks later I again attended Sewing Circle. Instead of asking my friend again, I called my husband to pick me up and he reminded me that I had the car. TWICE IN A ROW!

    • catnipoflife says:

      OMG That is just too funny! I wish more visitors would share such funny stories. BTW We will have to ‘fight’ over the window 🙂

      • LOL! That’s hilarious, Christine. The best forgetful story ever; better than sitting in the house wondering why it’s so quiet. Then realize you forgot to pick up the kids from the afterschool program at 6 p.m.

  6. Micki Peluso says:

    Yes laughter truly is the best medicine!! anyone needing a hysterical laugh–just read Raani York’s short story on Yin and Yang on Storylane–haven’t laughed that hard in ages.

  7. cjanasdreams says:

    You are not alone and it gets more interesting when you have an adult son living with you who does it. I never know what I am going to find where anymore. It’s time to slow down and smell the roses and enjoy life. I am laughing along with you and thanks I needed a smile today. 🙂

  8. lgyslaine says:

    Here we say that a crisis of laughter is equivalent to a good steak 😉 lol

  9. Ruby says:

    Many times it has happened to me this, to be alone at home, something silly happens and me laughing all over! 🙂

  10. To much mental clutter it is. Just this morning, I stood in the closet fully dressed wondering what I was looking for. Then couldn’t find my phone, which was in my pocket. LOL.

  11. quirkybooks says:

    I phoned my own landline number from my mobile a few days ago. Normally this would have worried me but I was trying to phone my mum to find out how my Grandma was because she is in hospital, so I think that is a good reason not to be thinking straight.

  12. Raani York says:

    Old age. HAHA… I’m not getting younger either and you know what I do to keep my life entertaining… like steering grocery carts through supermarkets. *chuckle*
    You do whatever you feel like doing – and if you feel like laughing, do it!! Laughing makes like worth living!!

  13. Lady Lovely says:

    I do crazy things like that all the time, and as soon as I realize, I start laughing so hard. I sometimes randomly burst out laughing at myself, for things I’ve done in the past too! Those are the best laughs

  14. Susan says:

    I much enjoyed this piece, Sharla, and I do such things all the time. Recently I drove around our local Arboretum and thought of something important, so I pulled over. I grabbed my notebook and pen, and then–nothing! I had no idea what I had wanted to write down. Thanks for the chuckle! We’ll laugh a lot more if we laugh at ourselves. 🙂

  15. Laughing at yourself is the sign of a beautiful and endearing and enduring spirit – I wish you much laughter every single day!!
    (I entertain myself with my antics too 😉 )

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