“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.” I read this quote in Spirit of Ireland: A treasury of Wit, Wisdom and Irish Blessings, a gift from my friend Margaret (who often posts comments on my blog).
Today it fits me perfectly. I’ve had lots of good laughs and many good nights of sleep as I’ve spent time with friends and family over the last few weeks and simply observed each of us doing what we do. No need to comment or ‘fix’ or ‘fixate’! I’ve noticed that when I close my mouth, my ears open.
I’m thinking about all the ‘stuff’ in my life where I could have given in to a good cry or stayed up half the night worrying myself into a stew! But no more. Now I look for the bright side and then sleep on it.
Here are a few slogans from Al-Anon (one of the 12-step programs) that bring me a chuckle and help to put things in perspective so I can smile more and sleep better.
“Zip the lip, or double the trouble.”
“Would I rather be right or be happy?”
“Keep it simple.”
“This too shall pass.”
“Put down the magnifying glass and pick up the mirror.”
. . . and my favorite:
“Let go and let God.”
Here’s to more laughter and more sleep and more grace to live on the sunny side of the street!