Thursday, March 24, 2011
Yeah, right... what's so great about Thursday? Well, it kind of started with something Linda pasted on my Facebook wall this morning, "ENTHUSIASTIC THURSDAY! "So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you can do for the Lord is ever useless." 1 Corinthians 15:58 Yep, I have to admit that I have been a little less than enthusiastic lately. It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day routine and struggles that a lot of times we lose our joy for life and forget to rejoice over the simple pleasures. Really, our own choice of how we view things is the only thing that's holding us back from feeling happy. Something recently brought to mind too that we just don't laugh enough either. Linda and I got quite a kick out of a YouTube video of a baby laughing hysterically over his Dad tearing up a piece of paper. The act of shredding paper wasn't all that funny, but the baby was just enjoying laughing. He was laughing for the sheer pleasure of feeling happy.
Well, we can all bogged down by life's struggles, but this can be especially detrimental to singles. We have noticed a lot of singles can get stuck in a pattern of a "debby downer" attitude, and then I'm sure you can guess what happens.... This attitude turns off any potential connections and then the longer it goes on, the more upset the person gets, because they don't perceive how they're coming across to other people. Therefore, this leads to what we call the "prickly" spirit. They become angry and bitter and want to blame everyone else that they're not finding success in finding a date. Well, what more can I say? I'm sure we've all seen it and maybe got caught in this pattern ourselves. Hey, we're all growth in progress.
Therefore, we're proclaiming this day is "Enthusiastic Thursday." Let's all let go of the negative thoughts and attitudes and laugh more and be happy and rejoice in all things. Maybe we'll even be doing a dance or two at Cache' today :)