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Wayne Weekly “Are We Having Fun Yet?”

In Wayne Weekly by Wayne Taylor

You’ve probably heard the cliché, “Are we having fun yet?”  That’s the kind of thing you say when you go to an amusement park and end up sicker than a dog because you rode the “Himalaya Bob” ride with your daughter…right after lunch!

 

I like having fun. You like having fun. But “fun” is often more fun when we’re not planning a “fun-filled day”. Fun can just be sporadic.

 

This past Memorial Day week-end for me was not fun. Well, maybe a little at times. Oh, sure, the weather had a large bearing on that. But it just seemed that I was looking for fun like one looks for a needle in a haystack. Maybe I was trying too hard to find fun. Maybe I was looking in all the wrong places. I was mentally declaring, “this is going to be a fun holiday week-end…whether I like it or not!”

 

OK, I mentioned the weather already. Next was my wife’s trip to the ER. Glad to report she’s OK. We went out to eat a few times. The food was OK, but seemed to cost too much. I didn’t sleep well so I was tired and a bit cranky. My brother and his wife cancelled their annual Memorial Day picnic, so I threw some burgers on the grill and drank some sweet tea while trying to churn up a picnic spirit. That fell short. Now it’s over and I can’t go back and try harder to have fun.

 

Well, Lord, you’re not finished with me yet, but time is fleeting and I’m very much still a diamond in the rough.

 

Hey, what’s this? The sun is out! What a great day to be alive. Go, go, go, I always say. Here I come, Mr. Fun.

 

Rather:

 

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”                                           Ps. 16:11