LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15 (ESV)
Take a second and think about the best relationship you currently have. Now take another second to think about how that relationship started. I am willing to bet there was some laughter built in there somewhere. The fun and early times are often our most favorite memories in relationships. Laughter has an infectious attraction that few experiences can rival. I met my wife in the Spring of 2008. Now, I didn’t know much about dating (although I thought was an expert, of course), but I did know how to make a girl laugh. My wife picked up on my cheesy personality right away and exploited it to its full potential. Truth be told, I think she felt sorry for me because I was really lame. But thankfully, for some reason, she thought lame was cute. She told me that her dad was quite the prankster as well and she wanted to play a joke on him. I told her to wrap a rubber band around the spray nozzle next to the faucet in the sink, that way when her dad turned on the sink, it would spray him in the face... it worked like a charm! How many of you are now going to go home and try that one out? I pinpoint this as the moment I effectively won her heart.
Proverbs 15:15 says, “All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.” Why do you think the writer of Proverbs says this? Because perspective is so important. Two people can be going through the same situation and come out with completely different attitudes.