Thought for the Day: I remember a minister years ago saying, “Protect the fun!” I do not remember the context, and have no idea why that phrase has stuck with me after 35+ years. Yet right now, it is a good mantra to have. In a time when we are still unable to do a lot of the things we’d define as fun, we need to protect the fun we can have. It may not be our first choice, or even our second choice, but protecting the fun we can have is important. Some might even suggest it is life-giving. Protect it from the naysayers, specifically those who will want to tell you that if you can’t have fun the way you want to have fun then it is not fun. It is easy to get sucked into that thinking. Protect the fun, protect whatever silly thing you have discovered over the last ten months that provides a little giddiness for the heart. It might be a tad embarrassing, even juvenile. That’s ok! The author of the Proverb was on point when he wrote, “A cheerful heart is good medicine,” and right now we all need some good medicine for the soul.
Prayer: Gracious God, give me permission to set aside previous definitions of fun as I explore overlooked experiences that might provide a smile, a giggle, a spirit of playfulness, or a goofy feeling of delight. Let me be less concerned about what others may say. Instead, I wish to focus on what might bring a little healing to my heart. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge