Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Day 11 of Seasoning: A Time to Laugh

I don't know about you, but I sure could use a good belly-achin' laugh. The kind where you can't breathe and your face turns cherry-red like a juicy tomato.

Do you remember the last laugh like that? Sadly, I can't remember one that momentous recently, but I do want so share a cute incident that made me chuckle for days.

As I mentioned in previous posts, I went on a Women's Retreat with my mom and childhood church. On Sunday, we were sharing in Communion together, and we were to pick a name out of one of the baskets to pray for the rest of the year. What gets confusing though, is that the offertory basket was also in the same general vicinity of the name basket.

Do you get where I'm going with this?

Women were filing up to the front, some brimming with emotion, some serenely waiting for the bread and the wine, yet all was peaceful and reflective.

That was, until my Mom and I made it to the front.

I cut out of the line quickly to grab my person's name out of the basket, and my mom followed close behind. Blindly reaching into a basket, she pulls out a piece of paper and almost tucks it in her pants...Until she realizes it is a 5 dollar bill.

I really think I heard a snort from someone laughing...Several women saw it, and the corners of mouths lifted towards heaven as they tried not to let loud giggles escape. You would really have to personally know my mom (and my family for that matter) to really get the full affect. We're the kind of family that knocks over displays at blockbuster without meaning to...or runs into glass windows and leaves a mark...or nearly puncture an innocent bystander at the beach with our fly-away umbrella...

If you were wondering, she put the money back. We laughed about it at least five different times the rest of the day, and I was struck at how something so simple could make you laugh so hard.

Have you had any wheezy, laughy moments lately? Please do share, because it's a time to laugh and enjoy life's moments!

1 comment:

shasha said...

Remember, I did pray that I would pull the paper that the Lord wanted me to have. Thanks for the post. I got another laugh out of it.