“Anything that is not funny at a certain point will be funny.”
– Robin Williams
I had never read that quote until this morning, but I’d say it is probably the quote that best describes how I live my life. I can take things seriously when I need to, but most of the time I take nothing seriously. I love to laugh (hence, gigglechamp), especially at myself.
I particularly like to laugh at myself for the stupid things I do, and I do a lot of stupid things.
I was at the gym last night, and put an effervescing electrolyte tab in my water bottle (one of those Contigo bottles with a straw) then when I opened the straw, it squirted all over me. It went in my eye.
It was hilarious. I missed half of the squat track because I was trying to clean it up. And laughing. And trying to see. I felt sticky the rest of the class, because it was a strawberry lemonade electrolyte tab, and while there isn’t a lot of sugar in them, they’re still sticky.
I don’t know how I would get through a day if I took myself too seriously, and I know I definitely would not have gotten this far in my gym work without being able to laugh.
It was one of the things that I was scared about before I started working out — what if everyone is looking at me? I don’t know why I worry about that so much, but I do. I still care a little bit, but mostly I don’t care if they’re looking at me. I might do something stupid, but no doubt I’ll find it as amusing as they do, so we can just laugh at me together.
Moral of the story: Laugh at yourself. It’s fun (and when you do it at the gym, it’s healthy for your mind AND your body)!