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.
It’s time for Midweek Mirth so let’s smile a little!
The City That Never Sleeps
A family was dazzled by the sights and the bustling crowds during a visit to Manhattan. “This is the city that never sleeps,” the father told his 11 year old daughter.
She thought about that for just a moment before concluding, “That’s probably because there’s a Starbucks on every corner.”
And now for the bonus …
A musician who joined an orchestra on a cruise ship was having a terrible time keeping time with the rest of the band. Finally, the band leader said, “Look, either you learn to keep time or I’ll throw you overboard. It’s up to you — sync or swim.”
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision. Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy. Trust, even when your heart begs you not to. Twirl, even when your mind makes no sense of what you see. Frolick, even when you are made fun of. Kiss, even when others are watching. Sleep, even when you’re afraid of what the dreams might bring. Run, even when it feels like you can’t run any more. And, always, remember, even when the memories pinch your heart. Because the pan of all your experience is what makes you the person you are now. And without your experience — you are an empty page, a blank notebook, a missing lyric. What makes you brave is your willingness to live through your terrible life and hold your head up high the next day. So don’t live life in fear. Because you are stronger now, after all the crap has happened, than you ever were back before it started. — Alysha Speer