I used to feel so insecure that when I said or did something stupid I just wanted to bury myself. One day when I was beginning to learn to laugh at myself, my husband was working in the garage. I went in to check his progress (I don’t remember what his project was) and I was so impressed. I said, “Good Job, Robby, I’m so awed!” He started to laugh! I thought he was laughing at me!!
I was hurt (which quickly turned to anger) and I stomped out of the garage.
I thought to myself as I stormed out, ‘I didn’t say, I am so odd!’ Over time, I realized my husband wasn’t laughing at ME, he was laughing at the funny thing I said! Looking back at it, I laugh! That really was funny!
Remembering that experience brought back other stories. I did the funniest things and now I laugh!
At college in Rexburg, Idaho I was walking through the snow to get home after class when I looked down and saw that my brand new cowboy boots were covered with snow. I thought, “I need to kick this snow off.” So, I lifted my right foot and kicked my left foot. I kicked with so much force that my left leg went right out from under me, landing all of me completely in the snow!
I was so embarrassed!
Today I find it funny, although then, I didn’t.