Example: Our son ask his son, age five, how was his day at school? The grandson gave the wisest perspective of his day. Dad, he said, it was a good day. My shoes stayed tied and I didn't have any boogers.
After hearing that I have decided I may use that perspective next time I am ask how my day was.
Lets see, it would go like this. It was a good day, I over slept, left the house a mess because I was going to lunch with a friend. Had my favorite salad, also a McDonald's hot fudge sundae. Shopped literally till I had to drop for while in a seat in the store till my energy came back, but I did not pee my pants. As hard as I tried not to, I did do some gossiping and listened to some. Went around the store singing, Silver Bells, very loud on purpose and had a few sing along with me. when the little kids stared at me, I ask them to sing jingle bells with me, they did. No one threw me out of the store or told me to shut up. Especially those standing in the long line waiting to get checked out, they just smiles and sang along.
I am telling you folks we are taking life a little to serious, honestly, it's such a short life. While I was in the dressing room I thought my friend came in so I am yelling, Geri, Geri, you have got to see this on me, it was a bright, mustard colored t shirt. It was only 4.20 cents. I heard this lady say, I am not your friend but I'll take a look. My friend came in about that time and we had a great time of laughing over some comments I cannot post. I ask the lady, do you know the song, Silver Bells, she said no. Oh great, I got to teach it to her. She said she was going to shop with us, we were fun.
Got my clothes home, realized I had to take something back. Next day, without my friend, I hit that store again and as I am looking for another shirt, this beautiful women ask me if I thought the color of the shirt she was holding looked good on her. I told her the truth, it looked great, so she followed me from sale rack to sale rack. I was honest, some things she picked out did not look good. Now I was looking for real bargains, nothing over five dollars, but it was clear she had a little more money then I did because the higher prices did not bother her. I finally had to leave but she could sing silver bells with me before I did.
And here is the best part, my shoes stayed tied and I did not have an boogers.
Maybe its because I am getting closer to my final move, but I am noticing more and more how much we grown up act so grown up but laugh less and smile less. Oh, we always laugh at the little kids, but I think we need to get the little kids to laugh with us. Or even better, get the grown up to laugh with a grown up.
It's really hard to sing Thanksgiving songs as Christmas items are out in every department of the stores. Thought I would give you a little taste of what all the "stuff" brings out of me. I even talked our son, Jared into playing and singing a little with me. I love that God does not waste even our mistakes to bring a little laughter's into our life. Happy Very Early Merry Christmas.