One of the misconceptions about being a Christian is non-Christians think we don’t know how to have fun or have a sense of humor. Trust me, if the Big Guy can have a sense of humor when it comes to dealing with us mere mortals, so can we.
The difference for Christians is we don’t have to debase ourselves or others to generate a smile. Laughter at life or ourselves is a gift from God.
So, let’s smile a little!
Where’s My Homework?
Diana, a third-grader, was to give a demonstration speech at school. She planned to demonstrate how to make “Flies on a Log,” which consists of peanut butter spread on a stalk of celery with raisins on it. The morning of her speech, Diana took out everything she needed and put it on the kitchen counter, ready to take it to school. Unfortunately, when the girl and her mother left for school, they forgot to take the items. Diana’s mother dropped her off and went home to get the stuff. The celery was gone. The raisins were gone. The peanut butter had been put away. “Oh,” said Diana’s father. “I had that stuff for breakfast.” Beth rushed to gather up more ingredients and hurry them to school, with an apology to the teacher and an explanation of what happened.
“That’s a first,” said Diana’s teacher. “I’ve never before heard, ‘My dad ate my homework.'”
And now for the bonus …
Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert an hour east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn’t get their brand new 22 foot boat going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition. The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard. Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer!
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Happiness is the best gift, given with a loving heart.