Just for Today

Daily meditation from June 19st as an audio file:

19. June
sense of humor
19. June
>> We find that when we lose our self-obsession, we are able to understand what it means to be happy, joyful and free. <
Basic Text, p. 130

The laughter in our meetings often surprises the newcomer. In the group, we appreciate the healing effect of healthy laughter. Even when we are in great difficulty, the joy that often fills the meeting rooms allows us to have fun for a time in our recovery. Humor can free us from our self-obsession for a while.

Life on your own terms is often anything but funny. But if we keep our sense of humor, things that might otherwise overwhelm us can become bearable. How often have we allowed ourselves to get upset about incidents that, with a little humor, aren't so unbearable? When people or events upset us, we can put things in a brighter light by considering whether the situation also has a funny side. The ability to find the funny in a difficult situation is a gift worth developing.

Only for today: I will strive to see the funny side of my difficulties. When I make mistakes, I will find a way to laugh at the funny side of my shortcomings.

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