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January 2022

I Hope You Laugh a Little

Finding things that make me laugh out loud are not always things I get to share.  But, I thought I would share some of these little gems that were shared through a Meta  (formerly known as Facebook) post.  Disclaimer:  I have no idea who wrote these, so I can’t give credit to the author.  But, I appreciate whoever created this. I’m not stealing…just passing along.  So here you go…

1.     When one door closes and another door open, you are probably in prison.

2.     Age 60 might be the new 40, but 9:00 p.m. is the new midnight.

3.     The older I get, the earlier it gets late.

4.     It’s the start of a brand new day, and I’m off like a herd of turtles.

5.     When I say, “the other day,” I could be referring to any time between yesterday and 15 years ago.

6.     I had my patience tested.  I’m negative.

7.     When you ask me what I am doing today, and I say “nothing,” it does not mean I am free.  It means I am doing nothing.

8.     I finally got eight hours of sleep.  It took me three days, but whatever.

9.     I run like the winded.

10.   When someone asks what I did over the weekend, I squint and ask, “Why?  What did you hear???”

11.  I don’t mean to interrupt people.  I just randomly remember things and get really excited.

12.  When I ask for directions, please don’t use words like “east.”

13.  Sometimes, someone unexpected comes into your life out of nowhere, makes your heart race, and changes you forever.  We call those people cops.

And my favorite…

14.  Don’t bother walking a mile in my shoes.  That would be boring.  Spend 30 seconds in my head.  That’ll freak you out.

I appreciate a good laugh.  Some days they are hard to come by, but even when the laugh comes from something silly or goofy, it still counts.  And it’s still good. 

I pray that as we begin this new year of 2022 that we have and can find cause to laugh and smile and find joy.  There are many things in our world that will seek to prevent us from finding those things. And, I don’t mean to imply that we should think that we should always do as the song says—that we should smile, though our heart is breaking.  We must not ignore the things that hurt and cause us pain.  They are real and we shouldn’t pretend they aren’t there.  Rather, I hope that we can all allow ourselves to lean into God’s love and care for us in such ways that we can find the moments of laughter and joy, even when life is hard.  Some days that will be hard to manage.  But on the days when we can manage it, allow those moments to give you peace and joy and hope.

I pray that the words we visit during Advent and Christmas—hope, peace, joy and love, will be words you can call upon throughout the year.  I pray that we will let these words be constant reminders of the goodness of God, made known to us through the gift of Jesus—the gift that is still with us through the presence of the Holy Spirit.

In 2022, my family wishes you blessings and peace.

 

Much love,

Pastor Lynnette