I want to post a lighter thought today.
I need to laugh.
Joy is a happiness that stays regardless of circumstances.
We say our earthly goodbyes to Carmen today~ a "see ya later" until we see her again in heaven.
But Carmen loved to laugh.
So, for Carmen today, let's laugh and rejoice that she has received her eternal reward!
I had a BIG headache last night on the right side of my head.
It was kind of nice because my usually "demanding" family was extremely sympathetic. For a few moments, the children all had a common goal of "not bothering" mom because "she doesn't feel well."
It didn't last long,
but it was nice for a few minutes. (note to self: be careful not to "ham" up any other ailments just for a few moments of peace.) :)
This morning, as everyone awakened, their first words were "is your headache better". Wow! I was impressed!
I answered that yes, I was all better ~ no headache ~ all better! Thank you, Jesus!
Life returned to it's noisy normal.
"Mom! She's touching me!"
"Mom! Tell Jordan to stop!"
"Mom! Where are my shoes?"
I was preparing breakfast for the brood. I bent my head to grab a bowl and
I smacked, and I mean SMACKED the mess out of my head!
It takes a special grace and talent to achieve some of the injuries I can accumulate, and this was no exception!
Before anyone had time to be sympathetic, we all erupted in laughter.
Last night, the right side of my head hurt.
Today, I evened it out by leveling out the left side.
I am balanced!
Well, you probably won't laugh like we did, because you weren't privileged enough to witness the gracefulness of my ways, but trust me. It deserved a laugh.
So, laugh at yourself today.
Find the fun things in every aspect of your day.
Find His Joy regardless of your circumstance.
Paul wrote his amazing "Joy Epic" while in a dreary Roman prison.
blessings and prayers,