Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Take the Lifestyle Lift to the highest level and minimize the signs of aging…

Laughter is a gift of God that brightens our good times and lightens the rough ones.  Laughter even has a healing quality to it.  People have recovered from serious diseases by learning to laugh each day.

Proverbs 17:22 says that a cheerful heart is good medicine.  Laughter can draw others to you.  When you begin to laugh at life and at yourself you gain new perspective on your struggles.
A life without laughter quickly becomes a breeding ground for depression and a critical spirit.  But a laughter filled life unleashes the spirit of celebration.

So cultivate the spirit of celebration in your life by making room for laughter.  Smile at someone today and find something worth laughing about.  You just might discover the meaning of another proverb:  “The cheerful heart has a continual feast” (v.15).

This post and photograph is from an actual believer.
A Beggars Purse, page 41.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Time To Press On...

Carpe diem… do you know that carpe actually means to pick or pluck?  Horace used the word to mean,  “enjoy, or make use of.”  I must admit while entertaining the idea of my first pre release event, the word never even entered my mind.  Often times our minds wander as we walk and I definitely did not see the boulder that was strategically placed in my path.  No one else in the parking lot saw it either.  I did not cascade gracefully as one does in a ballet but rather as if I were sliding onto home base. The contents of my purse and book basket were spewed across the parking lot as well as the blood dripping from my kneecaps.  Even though my black silk pants looked as if they had been plucked and picked apart, I knew all my body parts were still in tact.  A knight in shining armor, actually he was wearing a three- piece suit ran to my rescue.  He helped me up from the black top and asked if I was all right… through the embarrassment, tears and laughter, (you know how you laugh when it hurts so bad), I managed to shout, “oh, its going to be a great day!”  I will always remember my pre release event and yes, I did enjoy it… moral of my story is to always carry an extra set of clothes and band-aides.  Perhaps its time to start a blog…