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When you need a smile
By Linda Wegner

This week I began to seriously sort out years of “stuff” knowing that sooner rather than later, Hubby and I will have to consider moving to a lower-maintenance residence, I don’t want to leave a lot of accumulation for our kids to sort out. For that they will thank me profusely!

In light of that and the growing realization that we all need something to take our mind off COVID, here are a few introductory remarks I used in my opening motivational speeches. Hope at least one of them brings a smile to your face:

“A little boy opened the big family Bible, fascinated as he fingered through the pages. Suddenly something fell out and picking it up he saw it was an old leaf. ‘Momma, look what I found. I think it’s Adam’s underwear’”.

Here’s another groaner: “There is always something to be thankful for. If you can’t pay your bills, be thankful you are not one of your creditors.”

Thankfully, here’s the last: “If lawyers are disbarred and clergy defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians should be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, …tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?”

As unspiritual as some may consider good, clean jokes, laughter is essential. So often the Bible speaks of joy and laughter. In the midst of lock-downs and lonely holidays, may God fill our hearts with a deep sense of appreciation for His provisions, no matter the circumstances.

Oh, I just had to include this one;
“An American and his wife were driving in Canada and got lost. They finally saw a gentleman on the sidewalk so the husband pulled over to the curb, the wife rolled down the window and asked: ‘Excuse me, where are we?’ The gentleman answered, ‘Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.’ She then turned to her husband, ‘We’re really lost. They don’t speak English here.”

Hahaha ....I just trust that my dear American friends find that last joke funny too. 😊

Dec. 7, 2020