Have you ever found yourself in a sticky situation?
I once had a meeting with a client who flew in to discuss how we could provide our services.
I was so excited and nervous for this meeting however, it just so happened that I had a pinched nerve in my right ankle that week, and I could not wear heels.
I panicked, this was an important client however, the meeting had to happen.
So I drove to the meeting in my chic, summer flats and carried a pair of heels for back up, praying that I could wear them sitting down in the boardroom.
Well, it didn’t actually pan out that way after all.
While preparing in the parking lot, my ankle was just not having it.
I panicked and thought “Omg, what am I going to do?” I had to think quick, “so I thought to heck with it, I’ll wear my flats and just tell them the truth – that I injured my ankle.”
Turned out the client didn’t even notice, we had a wonderful meeting that even led into lunch.
While I was sitting in my car after the meeting I thought to myself, “Wow, I made such a big deal over my ankle and it turned out to be nothing at all.”
Then I burst out laughing at myself thinking about all the unnecessary torment I put myself through in my mind for something so silly.
Laughter has been incredibly cathartic when I’ve found myself in some of the most uncomfortable situations.
In fact, I believe laughter is a superpower and a powerful, spiritual practice.
One of the most important lessons that I have learned over the years is to laugh more, and lighten up!
I took myself way too seriously for so many years and fell into the trap of trying to be perfect.
If you can learn to accept your imperfections, forgive yourself more often, and change your dialogue of constant self-criticism so you can speak to yourself in a more loving way, I believe that miraculous shifts can occur in your life.
Do you know that laughter is spirit?
In fact, there is nothing heavy about spirit. So the question is, why are we so hard on ourselves, when spirit is light?
So the next time you slip up, go easy on yourself.
Allow yourself to be a human being, be willing to find the humour in it all, and try again next time.
I hope this message empowers you to experience more joy and laughter in your life.