Smile Time

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.

Here’s this week’s edition of Midweek Mirth  … so let’s smile a little!

True Story from Matt Felts (of the Lesters):

So here’s one for the book. We were in Iowa last night and after the concert nothing was open to eat so we stopped at a gas station to grange. While looking at my microwaveable options the young girl behind the counter asked me (in a frantic voice) to come in the back room to help her. I went back and had to help load the syrup for the fountain drinks. I went back out to hear her once again ask for help. OK, this time it wasn’t really asking. I was ordered. Once in the back room she left “to ring up customers” since she felt I “had this.” Suddenly I’m working for the quick mart. LOL!

The up-side was that when I “went on break” and finally checked out, she gave me the employee discount on my drink. No joke! LOL!”

… and now for the bonus …

Quiet Assistance

A man stopped to help a woman with a flat tire on her car. As he started to raise the jack, she said to him, “Please do it as quietly as you can. My husband is asleep in the back seat.”

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits. – William Hazlitt

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3 Responses to Smile Time

  1. TamrahJo says:

    Love this! Good Samaritan and the plight of workers, the protection of our loved ones when we view what must be done, should be done, but don’t want to hurt them or make them feel inadequate – but most of all, I love the William Hazlit quote – for, if I mimic the spirit shown by the fauna that surrounds me everyday, how they can be corrupted by human greed and selfishness, OR how they just go about ‘being themselves’ and doing their thing, without being swayed by which human is ‘judging/labeling’ etc., well – to me, God talks to me most eloquently when I sit still and watch flora and fauna – and for that reason, I’m labeled by some in the Christian community as a witch, a pagan, a ‘you’re on the road to Hades’ personage – but to me, sans human hubris on training, sans illness/disease, being backed into a corner – flora and fauna are the original inheritors of the Garden of Eden – and until I change my mind or hear God more plainly in the rallying cries from humans, I shall look to the animal ‘spirits’ to guide and educate me….but thank you – for sharing all of this – you so often restore my faith in humanity and save me from total cynicism and rigid judgement, over and over – thank you so very much, for allowing me to be part of your ‘spiritual community’ of folks that save me from myself, over and over – 🙂

    • Don’t know what I do except be the conduit. God — I think — rarely speaks in cathedrals but rather in every day, in nature. That’s where He turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Thanks for being part of this “spiritual community.”

      • TamrahJo says:

        Well said! To me, over and over, we are all just a ‘conduit’ for life, miracles, aide, the Divine – but, nonetheless, I still believe, especially in modern society, letting folks know how and why they made a difference for someone else, as in modern/complex/bright shiny things’ society, those who do the most ever more and increasingly, die not knowing, truly, during their life on earth, how they made a difference – – I refer to Robert Fulghum’s words, if I may, yet again,

        “Without realizing it, we fill important places in each other’s lives. It’s that way with the guy at the corner grocery, the mechanic at the local garage, the family doctor, teachers, neighbors, coworkers. Good people who are always “there,” who can be relied upon in small, important ways. People who teach us, bless us, encourage us, support us, uplift us in the dailiness of life. We never tell them. I don’t know why, but we don’t.
        And, of course, we fill that role ourselves. There are those who depend on us, watch us, learn from us, take from us. And we never know.
        You may never have proof of your importance, but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who.”
        Robert Fulghum, author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

        I’m rather committed to letting folks know as quick as I can, the ‘who’ – whether they are okay with that or not – is their biz and conversation with the Almighty/Universe, but for me, personally, I really don’t want to arrive in hell, limbo or heaven’s gates, thinking, “Well, durnit! I never told so and so what a blessing they were to me…..” 😀

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