For your consideration……

We were born to be happy and joyous. Are there lessons and purpose in our life purpose? Certainly, but no one was born to be miserable.

Sometimes we just take ourselves too seriously. If we can not find humor somewhere, if we can not laugh at ourselves, something is wrong. We have let our joy be stolen or perhaps we have buried it ourselves.

A little bit of laughter goes a long way. We should always be looking for the joy and humor in any situation. It is the natural inclination we were born with. Even when people gather for a death, we often share laughter as we remember our friend and loved one and that is as they would want us to. Who of us wants our family and friends to be miserable when they think of us after we have passed? No, we want them to think of our joy. We want them to laugh out loud.

All to often situations and anger get out of control way too quickly when we are all dug in from our angle or opinion. We let our ego self be in charge. Our highest self is willing to step back into our joy and let temper chill out. Our highest self can find ways to laugh and relieve the tension. Our highest self wants the highest good for all. Our highest self wants what is best for the highest good. Our highest self knows that is not possible if there is no joy or laughter.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take……

-Meditate/pray….tap into your joy.

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Look for the humor. Laugh out loud.

What made me smile yesterday……

-6th graders tuckered out from field day.

-My club is so organized! It makes things so much easier.

-Dinner with Carol. We expected to be working, but got done early.

-A calmer Shannon today. The previous day (her day off) she had a plan that included laundry. Her washing machine broke. Ugh. She was not happy but by the evening she was already joking about it. I heard her say to her daughter Mackenzie after her baseball game, “Brush the uniform off, Baby Girl. You got to wear it as is tomorrow.”

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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