“A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart, the spirit is crushed.” Proverbs 15:13
There are people out there that laugh off their embarrassing moments. Then there are those like myself who turns beet red and hope the ground can swallow me whole. A few years ago, there was an embarrassing moment that ended up helping me not to take myself so seriously and to help me see the humor in life.
There are days when we have to make purchases that cause embarrassment, namely feminine products. My father and I went to Costco on Saturday morning, one of the busiest times to shop. I needed to get feminine products, and like in true Costco fashion, those boxes are humungous with large printing of the brand name. As I walked past the aisle and saw them, I asked my father to bring the cart as close as possible so, I could drop it in and hide it amongst the other items in the shopping cart. My dad came over with the cart, he picked up the box, raised it in the air and yelled, “is this the kind you use?” I. wanted. to. die.
The people around stopped and looked at my father and then at me and all begin to laugh. One of the people laughing had the same item in their cart. However, I found myself starting to laugh too. From that day forward, I proudly bought feminine products because I realized, thank God my body worked as God intended.
Sensitive people, like myself, fear the backlash of embarrassment. But we can take comfort that God isn’t embarrassed by us. He loves and treasures us. There are already plenty of severe matters in the world that could keep us from enjoying ourselves. Have a good laugh and make room for joy in our heart.
Lesson Learned: The embarrassing things in life, do not define us. Let us laugh at ourselves and enjoy this gift of life.
“Dear Heavenly Father, thank you, Lord to not take me so seriously. Help me see the fun in uncomfortable situations. Forgive me that I am embarrassed over insignificant things. Let those situations build character and not remain the only memory of me. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!”