I value humor. And I assume most people do. Sometimes I value my own humor more than those around me. (My longsuffering wife can attest to this.)
My good friend Shane exemplifies this best. We used to work together, and he would constantly drop quips in meetings, and then laugh himself to tears. We’d all laugh, too, but none quite as hard as Shane at himself. He was quick to clarify that no one should feel obligated to laugh (thanks), that he only sought to amuse himself. His humor was for his own benefit. Truth of the matter, Shane’s hilarious, but the fact that he cracked himself up so much made all the rest of us laugh even harder.
So it is with great joy that I report, just one week after the triumphal video of my son walking, he has now acquired that second critical lifeskill: The ability to crack himself up.