I know I’m a little distracted. What with all the running around,
working, painting, cooking, cleaning and taking care of the family, most
of the time my mind is…….somewhere else………like la-la land.
Take for instance, this little incident that happened awhile back. It was a beautiful, sunny day. I’d
taken my son, Grayson, to the dentist, and on the way home drove through
ChikFil-A. I placed our order and drove up to the window. I exchanged
the usual conversation with the girl at the window.
Yes, ketchup and ranch dressing.
No, no delicious milkshake today.
Eleven dollars, eighty-one cents?
Thank you. Yeah, uh huh. Buh bye.
I gave her a last cheery smile (what a nice young lady, she
really knows how to make eye contact) and pulled ahead to organize
the food. I commented on her attentiveness to my son, noting how she’d been so polite and looked me straight in the eye. Then, as I handed Gray his chicken sandwich, I happened to catch a
glimpse of my face in the rearview mirror.
OK, HOW COULD I NOT NOTICE THAT ONE LENS HAD
FALLEN OUT OF MY SUNGLASSES?
Here’s a picture of me wearing the faulty sunglasses. Oh yes.
Mercy, I’d carried on a whole conversation – looking like a PIRATE! No wonder
that ChikFil-A girl was looking at me strangely! DUH.
I turned to Gray and asked, “HOW LONG HAVE I BEEN DRIVING AROUND LIKE
He wiped the waffle fries from his mouth and just looked at me in
disbelief. He hadn’t noticed because he was on the passenger side.
“Oh, Mom! HOW COULD YOU NOT NOTICE? Can’t you tell
only one eye is shaded?” He already had a long repertoire of stories on
me. Now he’d added one more.
You know, you just can’t take yourself too seriously when you give yourself so many opportunities to laugh at your own expense. Prov. 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good like medicine……” It’s good to lighten up every now and then, and see the humor life brings….even if it’s through one sunglass lens.
How about you? What can you laugh about today?