Using Humor to Disarm "Humiliation"


As we were getting into the car tonight after dinner, our daughter started grumbling because she noticed food stuck to the bottom of her pants. “How humiliating!!!!!” she yelled as if it was intentionally put there to cause her life threatening distress. Certainly there will be more humiliating circumstances that a one inch piece of a taco shell clinging to a pair of shorts! Yet, even though humiliation can feel paralyzing, the gift of humor is even more powerful. After many more gripes and complaints of the unfairness of life, I began to share my own humiliating life experiences. Like…

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