Friday, November 9, 2012
...when your having fun
I take these two girls to school EVERY.SINGLE.MORNING. Most mornings the hour long trek to get the girls to school is full of mindless chatter, singing Luke Bryan and arguments about who goes first. Most mornings I dread driving that same ol' route down Hwy 70 to Baxter then back up I-40 to Algood then back down Hwy 70 to my house in between. But some mornings during the conversations I have an A-Ha moment. It's funny because it's always something I know already but it's just a reminder. Maybe I am being reminded so I can share it with others when I finally get back home.
Either way today was one of those mornings! The conversation went like this...
Me: I can't wait until next year when everyone is at ONE school.
Alyssa: Well, we finish this week. Then we have another week minus a vacay day. Then another week. Then Thanksgiving break.
Emilee: Gosh, this school year is flying by.
Alyssa: No it's not. It has been so slow for me. Highschool is so hard sometimes.
Emilee: Well, my 8th year has been so much fun.
Hello??? The old saying goes "Time flys when your having fun!"
Think about this for a minute.
Do you feel like your life is just drudging along. Day to day-same ol' thing-blah, blah, blah? Do you dread tomorrow?
PUT A LITTLE FUN IN IT.
The word says over and over that laughter is good for your soul.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
Notice those words: Joyful, good medicine, laughter, joy, laugh, dance, glad.
Want some medicine to take care of that life that is no fun for you?
I have never in my whole entire life seen a person that is dancing without a smile on their face!
Wanna get some laughing going? Put some music on and dance! Really let yourself go! Let it out! Act silly.
Find some joy in your life. You are BREATHING. You have reason for joy! You think you have it bad??? Go down to the mission and volunteer. Head over to Genesis House and take a look around. Drive up to the NICU at Vandy and get a glimpse of sorrow. Can't drive to Nashville? Head over to CRMC to the pediatric floor and visit with the children that are happy that they woke up one more day.
If you can't find joy and happiness in your life after seeing how bad someone else has it then you are just selfish and you really need to pray about that (too harsh?)
Life is YOURS. Choices are YOURS.
Joyce Meyer said yesterday on Twitter that the holy ghost will move you and guide you but you ultimately have to make the choice.
Wow...WE HAVE THE CHOICE.
You can choose Depression Sadness Sorrow Self-Pity
You can choose FUN Happiness Gladness Joy Laughter Dancing
I choose FUN. I choose GREATNESS.
What about you? What will you choose?
You can make a different choice every second. So, if you started reading this and you decide that you want to make a different choice...YOU TOTALLY CAN.