It’s Friday which means I am joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Many of us writing on that same word.
Today’s prompt is … Enjoy.
There is probably not a single person whose desire is not to enjoy life. We seek to experience life with joy, striving to take in as much pleasure and/or satisfaction as we are able each day.
Peter, in writing to God’s chosen people [aka – us] tells us:
“If you want to enjoy life and seem many happy days,
keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.
Turn away from evil and do good.
Search for peace, and work to maintain it.”
(1 Peter 3:10-11, NLT)
So simple and yet, the hardest four things to do at times. I read these verses during the elections and they spoke so deeply into my heart, I decided to exercise the right to my secret ballot. I did not share my opinions nor my decision.
I am reminded of the wisdom I had found in those verses. Thanksgiving can be a time of blessing or a time of stress as families gather around a table to enjoy a meal together. The same wisdom can be applied to our day.
Do you want to enjoy and have a happy day?
- Keep your tongue.
- Turn away from any hurtful conversation.
- Do good.
- Search for peace and maintain it.
The sound of mom’s voice, recently singing a simple song to three year old Jocelyn while she sat in her lap comes back to me now …
“If you want to be happy. If you want to be glad. Then Obey. Obey. Obey.”
May we all enjoy our Thanksgiving Day!