I read a lot of blogs. It is my 'me time', my selfishness that I spend an hour in the morning, usually, just reading, tripping through other blogs. seeing how other people think. Today, two in particular have hit a mark. DavidM's post on silliness, for one. How long has it been since I allowed myself to simply wallow in giggles? Two times come to mind...watching Mr. Bean with friends Mary and Danny. Nobody else 'gets him' in my family, but Mary and Danny loved him. We laughed until we were weak, until the tears flowed. Another time? The kids had all come home for Christmas, and they got into a reminiscing mood, and they were laughing heartily at their own foibles. It was the first time that I had heard many of these stories, and I sat there in my bathrobe, turban covering my newly bald head, and I listened, and I laughed just as hard as they did.
I think that we all have a great laugh inside of us, but that sometimes it gets trapped behind fear and guilt and shame and a host of other negative emotions. Sometimes we simply forget that it is there. I read DavidM's blog, and I clicked on his links, and I laughed. It felt wonderful. I have determined that I shall laugh more. Thank you, DavidM for your silly post!
Laura Janewrote about 'Hearing the Call', and I find myself intrigued by the idea of 'my secret self'. I have determined to find this out. I'm so busy 'doing' that sometimes I cease to 'be'. An interesting trail of thinking.
I think that it is an interesting thing. I read blogs and learn a great deal about you...but along the way, surprisingly, I am learning a lot about myself. Thanks.