A time to laugh….

In my circle of friends and family, there is a lot of laughter. We seem to always enjoy playing jokes on each other and I have to admit, I can be quite an instigator. Whether it’s Christmas, April Fool’s Day or for no reason at all, it’s an awesome feeling when I can say “Gotcha!” However….for some reason it’s not always fun to be on the other side of the joke….

Sometimes I think God created me and my goofiness for his own entertainment. He must just continually crack up at my expense! Seriously, crazy (and hysterical) things happen to me all the time…. so….What are ya gonna do? I have an idea…share it on your blog! Everyone needs a good laugh, so let me set this up for you….

I’m driving to school and decided that I needed to grab something quick for breakfast because I am in class for about 5 hours straight (summer schedules are tough). So, because I no longer choose fast food drive-thru’s, I stopped by a convenience store to buy a fruit cup. A fruit cup!!! A good choice, right? No candy bar, soda, chips, tacos, donuts…. but a fruit cup. You would think God would reward my choices huh? LOL So, I’m standing in this long line to pay for my fruit and as the cashier gave me the total of $2.15, I handed him two dollars and twelve cents, while digging in my purse for three more cents. As I mentioned, the line is long and people are waiting as I rummage through my purse. The cashier joked, “You may have to wash dishes for those three cents.” I acknowledge his attempt to lighten the moment by a half-hearted chuckle. I found the change and as I paid the cashier, the gentleman behind said, in his very soft spoken voice, “Ma’am, you dropped something.” To which I replied, in my happy go lucky high pitched voice, “Oh, thank you.” I looked down and, to my horror, saw ….yep, you guessed it. … monthy visitor paraphernalia. The realization that what was lying on the floor in front of me was the cause for this long line of strangers to be laughing out loud was enough to make me burst into laughter myself, grab my fruit cup, pick up my misplaced belongings and jet out the door!

Thanks God for reminding us not to take ourselves so serious sometimes….and to keep a change purse!

A Time for Everything– Ecclesiastes 3

1 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy
    Jun 11, 2010 @ 11:18:23

    I hate to laugh at your expense but that is just funny. 🙂


    Jun 11, 2010 @ 15:03:00



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