Whatever happened to having fun? Dr. Seuss said, if you NEVER did, you SHOULD. These things are FUN, and FUN is good. Too often I forget to have fun. I take life so seriously sometimes that I drain all the enjoyment from it.
Dale Carnegie said, people rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Wow! We should read that every morning… people rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. I guess the real question is, am I having any fun in what I am doing? When was the last time I had fun?
In this photo taken Sunday afternoon on the Pinhoti Trail near Pine Glen, We didn’t realize we were making memories . . . We just Thought we were having fun. You ought to try it. What have you got to lose?
Something to think about:
· Happiness is like jam . . . you can’t spread even a little without getting some on yourself.
· Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. . . Michael Jordan
· Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, and be weird. . . Anthony Robins
· Creativity is intelligence having fun.
· What if part of the purpose of your life is to have fun and enjoy it?
· If you want to be happy, BE.
By Rickey Moore
Life takes us to unexpected places. Love brings us home
It is funny how time and distance change you. When I think back to the ME of my childhood. Life seemed so easy going, carefree and filled with fun and adventure. We could take a stick and entertain ourselves for hours imagining the life of a pirate in the morning and a warrior in the evening. As I grew up more and more of my time was spent conjuring up ways to escape the confines of home.
Eventually I did escape. College, work, detours and wrong turns have all assisted in this runaway’s escape. It is funny, home is a place we grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. Why is that? Because Home is where all our story’s begin. Where did we learn the meaning of love? Where did you get your values? Hopes and dreams? Where did you learn to pray? Home sweet home.
Everybody daydreams of the beauty of travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. You can go other places, all right – you can live on the other side of the world, but you can’t ever leave home. Because, all journeys eventually end in the same place, home. Why? Because Home is where the heart is.
Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family. Having both – is the greatest blessing of all.
Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction.
How many times in my life have I knelt in prayer to ask God for guidance only to find my life turned upside down? As I stood watching the wave’s crash upon the seashore I realize that the same all mighty hand that is shaping the shoreline is molding me. And the waves that take us away are the same ones that can carry us home. So, why do we struggle against the waves of change? Are they not God’s instruments to make us more like him? God sometimes takes us into troubled waters not to drown us but to cleanse us.
The waves may hurt our feelings, but remember, feelings are much like waves, we can’t stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf.
Do not be anxious about anything . . . Pray . . . And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. . . Philippians 4:6-7
Lord, teach me to pray. Too often my heart is cold and my words are mechanical. I spent too much time trying to say the correct words instead of spending time in communion with you. Lord, help me to breathe my selfishness and breathe in your presence. Remind me that prayer is not overcoming your reluctance, but laying hold of your willingness. . . . Prayer is me, putting myself into your loving hands.
Lord, teach me to pray.
Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone
Just like Charlie Brown’s buddy Linus we all are carrying around our blanket. We crave the familiar. These people, places and things offer us safety and protect us from what we perceive as the dangers of the different. We shun the stranger and gravitate toward those who are just like us.
Today, let’s try to take a few steps away from our security blanket, our comfort zone. Let’s try to put some variety into our lives. We might tremendous strength in our differences not in our similarities. What are you afraid of? Go ahead and step outside the box; you just might find exactly what you have been looking for.