I sometimes think about both pleasant and unpleasant things that have happened in my life over the years. Most of what I think about is usually positive, for which we should constantly strive. I have also learned to laugh at myself (the old me and the now me). Let me share one of the moments from my past that is a good example of my laughing at myself although it was not laughable at the time:
A movie (which ended up being a well-known movie with a few famous actors) was being filmed in the town where I was living and working. We, the staff and I, were told that our building was selected for some of the filming (and we were also offered the opportunity to work as extras). I never thought much about it after we were given the information: it was more or less a passing thought with me.
One late afternoon when there were only a few of us in the building, I went down the hallway to confer with a co-worker. I spent quite some time in her office and then headed back to my office. Because the ceilings were very high and all sound resonated in the empty (and very large) hallway, I generally took the opportunity to ‘belt-out’ a song—usually one with gusto and high notes. This particular time was one of those times. As I was singing and enjoying my song, I rounded a corner in the hallway to go to the main office, and WHAM, (what did I see) cameras were rolling and people were staring at me (because I was singing to high Heaven). I had interrupted their filming. WELL…how was I suppose to know that filming was to be going on? Boy, was I totally embarrassed as I quickly turned around and headed to my office. It took quite a while for me to un-embarrass myself and to be able to laugh about it and to be able to laugh at myself regarding that moment in time (ha, ha, ha).