A couple of weeks ago in my spiritual study group, one of the women said that she needed to take some time off from her job because she had lost her sense of humor. She works for the government and said that things are quite chaotic which I can only imagine.
With all that’s going on in the world right now, I wouldn’t be surprised if alot of us have lost our sense of humor. Gas, $4.00 a gallon. Not alot to laugh about there. Tornadoes springing up everywhere and record breaking highs in the south. No, that’s not funny. There’s alot going on right now on the planet that is not funny and just like the government, many things seem to be quite chaotic…………………..
So this is when we need our sense of humor the most.
When was the last time you went to a card store and spent time reading funny cards? Or sent a friend a silly card just because you could.
Maybe we should start some kind of ‘getting our sense of humor back” movement. Find a way to bring laughter to someone (and ourselves) every day.
If memory serves me correctly, (now there’s a laugh right there), I think I mentioned in one of my blogs about David Wagners book Life as a Daymaker which talks about changing the world by making someone’s day. It’s a great book and I highly recommend it. It makes you happy just reading it and also gets you thinking about how you can make someone’s day.
Well, I think we should incorporate that with making someone laugh each day. Lets help each other get our sense of humor back. Wouldn’t it be fun to focus on that rather than the price of gas?
Another thought I wanted to share with you today is about the importance of a spiritual study group. I am in a spiritual study group that meets every week. We are currently studying the book Discover the Power Within You by Eric Butterworth and it’s been wonderful.
We read out loud and then discuss what we read. The discussions are wonderful and it helps us to see how we’re growing and changing and also the area’s or old beliefs where we’re still stuck.
Starting a group is not that hard. All you need is a couple of people who are interested in growing spiritually. Pick out a day that would work for everyone and then find a book that will help you s-t-r-e-t-c-h spiritually. There are so many good books out there. Before you know it, others will want to join your group because they’ll want that same peacefulness and excitement that you have.
As I’ve already said in so many of these Blogs, the world is not Leave It To Beaver anymore.
We need to create whatever we need in order to get through these tough times.
How about a spiritual study group with a sense of humor? Couldn’t get any better than that!!
Wherever you are today or whatever you’re going through, I hope you can find at least one funny thing to laugh about.
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