A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
I am amused pretty easily. It really does not take much. I try to find enjoyment in simple things. Cute road sign. Corny joke. Few years back when my daughter was sick we happened upon a cartoon called Postman Pat. (Not to be confused with movie about him awhile back–haven’t seen it but sounded like they added stuff that took a little away from the wholesomeness of the show.) Anyway, as I shared with my class awhile back when they were teasing a kid who liked a certain cartoon–I am a grown-up who really likes Postman Pat. There is no shame here. Poor guy delivers packages for a living and every possible (ridiculous) thing goes wrong. I enjoy it. Theme song, my “go to” ringtone. (Makes me smile.)
Every morning (well, nearly), I sit outside in my rocking chair and rock for awhile. View is not super impressive. Parking lot, other apartment buildings, a highway, a few trees, and a whole lot of sky. Garbage truck comes every day. There is a dumpster near my building, and one straight across from me. I feel like I know the driver. See him everyday. I see him approaching and I’m going to be honest here, I cheer for him. Not for the job he does, though I certainly appreciate that. But he always goes to empty the dumpster across the way first, then comes to the one on my side. And everyday, in my mind (so far only in my mind, let’s hope it stays that way 😉 ), I root for him to come to my side first and mix it up a little. He never does. Makes me smile. (See, super easily amused.)
Yesterday, I was cleaning out a drawer of old bills (paid bills, by the way), and came across a notice that made me smile. It’s from awhile back and I think the smile factor is why I kept it. It was from our bank. On one side they were informing us that they had received our change of address request and had updated their system. However, the flip side, which showed address where they had sent card, it had our old address…and had been forwarded by the post office to our new address. I appreciate that kind of stuff.
I figure as long as I can find humor in the small stuff, I’ll be alright. I know God made me just the way I am. I smile a whole lot when spending time with Him. 🙂
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed. Proverbs 15:13