Laugh At The World

By: Will Wavvy

This is the 7th affirmation based off the book, The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino. As in the rest of the affirmations in this series, read this out loud, at least 3 times a day (when you first get up, at some point in the middle of your day, and before you go to bed), for 30 days. If this is your first time reading one of these affirmations, you can read a list of all the affirmations, by clicking here.

No living creature can laugh except man.  Trees may bleed when they are wounded, and beasts in the field will cry in pain and hunger, yet only I have the gift of laughter and its mine to use whenever I choose.  Henceforth, I will cultivate the habit of laughter.

I will smile and my digestion will improve; I will chuckle and my burdens will be lightened; I will laugh and my life will be lengthened for this is the great secret of long life and now it is mine.

I will laugh at the world.

Child LaughterAnd most of all, I will laugh at myself for man is most comical when he takes himself too seriously.  Never will I fall into this trap of the mind.  For though I am nature’s greatest miracle am I not still a mere grain tossed about by the winds of time?  Do I truly know whence I came or whither I am bound?  Will my concern for this day not seem foolish ten years hence?  Why should I permit the petty happenings of today to disturb me?  What can take place before these sunsets, which will not seem insignificant in the river of the centuries?

I will laugh at the world.

And how can I laugh when confronted with man or deed that offends me so as to bring forth my tears or curses?  Four words I will train myself to say until they become a habit so strong that immediately they will appear in my mind whenever good humor threatens to depart from me.  These four words are:  This too shall pass.

I will laugh at the world.

For all worldly things shall indeed pass.  When I am heavy with heartache I shall console myself that this too shall pass; when I am puffed with success I shall warn myself that this too shall pass.  When I am strangled in poverty I shall tell myself that this too shall pass; when I am burdened with wealth I shall tell myself that this too shall pass.  Yea, verily, where is he who built the pyramid?  Is he not buries within the stone?  And will the pyramid, one day, not also be buried under sand?  If all things shall pass why should I be of concern for today?

I will laugh at the world.

I will paint this day with laughter; I will frame this night in song.  Never will I labor to be happy; rather I will remain busy to be sad.  I will enjoy today’s happiness today.  It is not grain to be stored in a box.  It is not wine to be saved in a jar.  It cannot be saved for the morrow.  It must be sown and reaped on the same day and this I will do, henceforth.

I will laugh at the world.

And with my laughter all things will be reduced to their proper size.  I will laugh at my failures and they will vanish in clouds of new dreams; I will laugh at my successes and they will shrink to their true value.  I will laugh at evil and it will die untasted; I will laugh at goodness and it will thrive and abound.

I will laugh at the world.

Never will I allow myself to become so important, so wise, so dignified, so powerful, that I forget how to laugh at my world and myself.  In this matter I will always remain as a child, for only as a child am I given the ability to look up to others; and so long as I look up to another I will never grow too long for my cot.

I will laugh at the world.

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About willwavvy

Will Wavvy has written 349 post in this blog.

My life is dedicated to educating and empowering others to make healthy relationship choices. I write about, and answer questions about relationships in my never-ending quest to help people stay in love long after they've fallen in love.

  • Carmacita

    LOL@the world. :-))

  • Omi

    Laughing at yourself, eases the burdens of guilt, shame and FEAR! I laugh at myself before anyone else has a chance to! LOL