Can You Hear Me Laughing?

Self Improvement

Nedda Wittels

National Relaxation Day? 

Has it come to this? 
Do we need a special day 
to remind us to relax?

OK. So maybe it’s just me, but when I opened an email this morning announcing that today was “Natural Relaxation Day” I just broke into hysterical laughter.

Now I realize that most people find my sense of humor a bit odd, but come on, folks, are we that up-tight that we need a special day to relax?

Well, I guess as a nation, we probably are and we probably do.

Are you laughing yet?

If not, trying saying this aloud 3 times, fast: 
Ha, ha. 
Ha, ha, ha. 
Hee, hee, hee. 

Laughter will help you relax, by the way. It’s the best medicine for relaxing and for healing yourself, too.

So find the humor in everything. Life is chock full of absurdities, so start looking for them. And when you find them, have a good laugh.

So here’s an absurdity to get you going in the laughter/relaxation department.

I can’t find an outdoor thermometer that gives the correct temperature. I’ve been looking for weeks locally, and they just don’t seem to exist of the size and type I need. This wasn’t true a few years ago, but every one I bring home is off by 4-6 degrees or more.

I even noticed in one hardware store that there were 3 outdoor thermometers of exactly the same size and each one showed a different temperature. Do the people in the store care? They hadn’t noticed, and even when I pointed it out, they didn’t take down these pieces of junk.

Now I could wail and tear out my hair, but instead, I’m just laughing. How ridiculous that the quality of goods has gotten to this pathetic level. No integrity at all.

It’s really a good sign, because we can’t get much worse than this, so thing are bound to improve soon. At least that’s what I’m creating in my personal reality.

Ready for absurdity # 2?

I keep running into all kinds of technical issues with software I use on the internet, and I have to call the companies involved and get technical help.

This seems to be on the increase as well lately. One call I had to wait an hour to get through. I figured that it was a big technical glitch affecting a lot of people, but I decide to hang in there in case it was just my account.

I finally get a very nice woman on the line who told me that the techies were working on the issue. I replied that I suspected it was something like that.

To my surprise, the woman thanked me deeply for not swearing at her.

She explained that the last person she had spoken with who called in had cussed her out.

So I gave her some emotional/spiritual support, telling her not to take it personally, that everyone’s stressed out these days (as in… not relaxed), and it was the other person’s problem, not her’s. She was grateful.

Now I’m not laughing at the woman’s plight. But what I noticed is that this was the second time in 24 hours that I found myself giving support to the support person whom I called.

That makes me wonder about my spiritual service. Has it changed? Am I meant to stop talking to animals and just call technical support lines to assist the people answering the phones? (Please tell me you can sense the irony here.)

Absurdity #3

I needed a new soap dish, a traveling type with a top that is attached and that stays closed when you close it.

I couldn’t find one locally anywhere, but finally, with fall coming and school starting, Bed, Bath, and Beyond had some. It had a tag on it with writing, but I didn’t bother to read it. I figured it was just a tag with the company name on it. So I purchased it for about $2 and brought it home.

When I got home and cut off the tag, I decided that it had more print than just a name, so I took out my reading glasses and what do you imagine I read?

Come on now – this can be an interactive blog.

Let your imagination soar.

What might it have said?


It said that this soap dish had antibiotics In the plastic that won’t wash out and will keep things from growing in your soap dish.

Part of my mind said, “Is this for real?”

Another voice in my head said, “Are people that afraid of getting sick?”

The first voice said, “Yeah, let’s spread more antibiotics around so that the remaining few that work will also stop working.”

My I Am Presence said, “Throw it out and wash your hands thoroughly!”

So I did.

I also had a good laugh.

Folks, we have to stop being so afraid of everything and start standing in our personal power.

Ready to begin! 
Find something funny in your daily life. 
Find something absurd. 
Giggle about it. 
Chuckle about it. 
Belly laugh about it.

Happy National Relaxation Day – 
I hope you’re celebrating.

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