Under the Maple Canopy

Singing Union Songs Since 2009

Learning to Laugh

We received this tile on Sunday when we became members of the church.  It’s their customary new member gift – a leftover, though from a fundraising attempt.  The Pastor often replies, wryly at this point, “Obviously not a very successful one.  We still have boxes of them in the basement.  If anyone is ever re-tiling their bathroom, please let me know.”

Thank you, my friends for reminding me of the importance of learning to laugh at oneself.  I’m much more likely to be hurt (and to carry that forward with me) than to laugh and let go.  In many ways, then I’m thankful that we’ve found a spiritual community to call home that is capable of laughing in all the ways that I struggle.


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