Keeping a sense of humor

I love the phrase “keep a sense of humor.” It points to a powerful insight – a sense of humor isn’t something you are expected to be born with. Instead, it is something you choose to keep with you.

It is a habit I’ve attempted to become better at over the years. For someone whose natural propensity is to “fight fire with fire,” remembering that I can choose to keep my sense of humor has been both powerful and liberating.

There is space between stimulus and response. And keeping a sense of humor can fill that space with creativity and possibility.