This silly, simple graphic made me laugh, and so I uploaded it on Pinterest on my “it makes me laugh” board. Would you believe that only a few days later, it has been re-pinned almost 2500 times (!) and “liked” over 500 (!)?!
If that post were a YouTube video, we would say it went viral! It has certainly had more interest than any of my blog posts! It has been seen by more people than I have as Facebook friends! Why?
I believe one reason is because we need to laugh more! Laughter breaks the ice, softens the blow and heals the hurt… A good deep laugh has physical, emotional and spiritual benefits! Laughter is refreshing! Laughter tells those around us that no matter how difficult the circumstances, God is still good.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” Ps 126:2
These few lines also give healthy perspective to the lie that “we can do it ALL.” The only one who is all-knowledgeable, all-present, and all-powerful is God; the rest of us have to make choices. The rest of us have to leave some things for tomorrow and keep that to-do list around for a few more days. The rest of us have to live by priorities, accept failure, and give each other grace – time and time again!
Lastly, since Pinterest is mostly frequented by women, I think that board has challenged women to consider their primary roles in life. What is most important for me to do today? How do I best serve the Lord and those around me? I’m glad that this board shows that we can find humor in those options, because sometimes we are so busy comparing, criticizing, judging each other that we forget to value each other and encourage each other to be all that GOD wants us to be as women. (more on that in future blogs)
What do you think about it?
I hope this post gave you a good laugh today! Enjoy and pass it along to someone else who needs a smile!