Odd #1: Have some laughs – at my expense.

by teresalaynebennett

photo of young woman laughing hysterically while seated in front of her monitor

It’s okay. Laugh with or AT me. I’m over it.

It’s time for unsparing honesty: I am odd beyond belief. Ask anyone who knows me: they’ll agree. I used to be acutely self-conscious about it. Not anymore. I’m over it. Way over it.

Fortunately for most people who’ve known me, this monumental oddity has afforded a good deal of amusement. For them. At my expense. I’m over that, too.

You may remember vague allusions to my colossal oddness on the Start Here page. In the next who-knows-how-many blog posts, I’ll show how even someone as odd as moi can stumble upon pretty decent pay-attention lessons that work for the rest of you – you who are nowhere-near-as-odd. And just remember as we make this journey together, the ability to laugh insanely at ourselves is probably the sanest way to get through life. (A poor substitute is laughing at others’ oddness. I’m certainly not in any position to throw stones at the other odd ones in my world but occasionally, I can’t help myself, as in Odd #18.)

Odd #2 post is already in place. Check it out. It explains a whole lot and contains a pivotal pay-attention tip.

© 2014, Teresa Bennett

red box with white text: “If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.” – Charles M. Schulz

America’s beloved creator of Charlie Brown