A guy with the memorable nickname of Steven (Doc) Berquist reached out to me to thank me for my books– as he’d read ‘em and loved ‘em. (Thanks, Doc!)
Next up, he shared with me that he also loves to write too – and sent me this awesome poem!
I loved it – and so am sharing it here with you today. He explains his inspiration for this poem:
“The ‘drama’ that seems to pervade many of our lives can be handled in one of two ways. It can be internalized as a ‘woe’ – or it can be externalized as a ‘whee.’ IMHO (in my humble opinion) ’tis better to ‘whee.'”
To Laugh at Ourselves
A milepost of emotional maturity
Denoting my inner security
Comes not from a sense of self worth
It comes from my finding the mirth
The things that I do or perhaps I may say
Are not always right or said the right way
To know that it matters not one little bit
To laugh at myself is always a hit
It relieves any sense of playing the fool
In fact, to the contrary, it is quite the tool
By disarming those who take life too serious
Who set themselves up as being imperious
The reason for this is easy to see
Because of the fun I can have being me ©
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.
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