Don’t forget to laugh

If there is one 52-second video that sums up what Lurv Spanking is all about, it’s this one.

This week’s essay is inspired by this article: 4 Signs That You Are Your Own Worst Enemy, in the August, 2017 issue of Oprah Magazine. I wanted to pull two paragraphs from Martha Beck’s essay that summed up the focus for me.

“Take the spotlight off yourself by learning the 20-40-60 rule. It’s a bit of folk wisdom that goes like this: At age 20, you’re sure everyone’s thinking about you. By the time you’re 40, you’re starting to care less that people are thinking about you. And when you hit 60, you realize the truth: No one was ever thinking about you. People are generally so busy being their own worst enemy that they don’t even notice your flaws.”

“A war against yourself can never be won; the only true victory happens when you lay down your arms and befriend the enemy. And if you can make peace with yourself, you’ll find the whole world becomes a kinder, gentler place.”

This a continuation of sorts from my previous essay “Breaking the martyr inside”, where I talked about the ways we harm ourselves with the best of intentions. Martha writes about how we are constantly warring with all those flaws—external and internal—that most people never even notice. It quickly becomes both a habit and self-filling prophecy to beat up ourselves for all our perceived shortcomings.

There is a difference of course, between those things we despise because we don’t have a perfect ass being bounced upon by a cute kitty, and genuinely harmful behaviors we should change or outgrow. Having a caring Dom can go a long way towards disarming the verbal hand grenades we lob at inopportune times, but unlike in real life, our ammunition called self-loathing, never runs out.

So laugh my friends. None of us are perfect. No matter how obedient and docile we appear on the outside, no amount of spanking and discipline can erase decades of mistakes; unless, and until, you open up that storage container and make love to your inner humanity.

12 thoughts on “Don’t forget to laugh

  1. naughtynora July 31, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Can’t stop laughing!!! Will have to come back later to fully appreciate the message. Love the 20-40-60 rule 🙂

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  2. missy July 31, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    Love the video – what a great idea. I agree that some self-acceptance comes with age too. 😊

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      • missy August 1, 2017 / 12:17 pm

        I’m thinking that is probably the best way. As long as it’s a loveable cranky 😊

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        • lurvspanking August 1, 2017 / 12:21 pm

          I’m the guy at the local pub nursing a pint and grumbling about the good ‘ol days. 😉

          I’m a very lovable crank.

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          • missy August 1, 2017 / 12:30 pm

            I didn’t see you as an at the pub type but there you go 😊

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            • missy August 1, 2017 / 3:34 pm

              Good _ I am glad that I had you right. You were about to shake my world there lol

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  3. HotBottoms July 31, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    Get it-got it. 90% of the time. Three to four a.m. is a fucker though.

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    • lurvspanking August 1, 2017 / 11:33 am

      I happen to up every morning at that time checking my wife’s blood sugar. Not many laughs there.

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