Foibles Are Cool

I have to remember to lighten up.

A “foible” is a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect.

Are you afraid to reveal your foibles?

I’ve been told that I am not “cool”. Yesterday I had my tongue firmly pressed into my cheek when I asked for advise on being more “cool’. One of my friends said the flow of the conversation was hysterical. Yes, laughter is the best medicine.

Life is a game, let’s have some fun.

Too often we take ourselves far too seriously. We view our lives in the absolutes of black and white, with no shades of gray. We are often too sensitive to public judgement. We are afraid to be ourselves.  We place so much emphasis on being “cool” so others like us, instead of simply being happy. We want to be the winner and on the winning team, rather than simply having fun playing. We invite a tremendous amount of stress into our lives if forget to laugh at our foibles.

Smile. Laugh. Dance. Sing.  Lighten up and much of the stress of of everyday washes away. Let your foibles reveal your vulnerability.

I find it helpful to look at today’s activities, tasks and even problems as parts of game. Yes, we would like to play the game well, sure we would like to win, but most importantly let’s play fair and have fun while doing it. If we don’t take our problems and ourselves too seriously, maybe we can have fun.

Remember to enjoy the game of life. Laughter is the best medicine.

Foibles are cool.


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