So I was on the TERC conference today again, for those who don't know TERC means "The Early Risers Call," a phone conference with young participants from different cities, where we get to read the Word, laugh, cry, and get to know each other better (sounds like an invitation for next week Friday right? Yeah, it is!).
Anyways...so when I was getting off the phone I said, "Later every-one...go eat some ice-cream and be happy!" And I started giggling. What??? Eat some ice-cream and be happy? That was quite random. Yet, I do realize that even little things such as ice-cream can brighten a person's countenance. I know for certain that yesterday, when I sat in the soulful confines of a Starbucks shop, quietly sipping my cold creamy frappucino, I was indeed happy and delighted.
Therefore, this Friday, I'm urging everyone to celebrate the moment, even with the little things that make you happy. Building on my last post, go on and "celebrate life"...give life to others and receive life yourself (read the last post). Today's troubles are sufficient for itself, you can leave your tomorrow in the hands of the Master Potter...in the hands of the One who can re-mold the destructive clay that you molded with your own hands, and turn it into something more beautiful. In other words, those things that you see as failures in your future are not necessarily so. Things can change for good just at the twinkle of an eye. Then what would be the result of your sweat, toil, and whining?
So why waste time debating and choreographing and plotting? One million plots of ours cannot beat an ultimate plot of God's. For me, I enjoy little things like having ice-cream on a very sunny day. Think about what you enjoy and delight on those things today...simple random thought, but truthfully delightful...praise God for the little things that make us smile. Have a lovely beautiful Friday. Disclaimer: I'm not saying you should be eating ice-cream every day! Lol.
"The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream" Wallace Stevens