Monday, March 21, 2016

If We Could be Five Again

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If you could choose to revisit one day from back when you were five-years-old, which would it be? 

You may not remember the exact day, but the place, or what went on around you is there in your mind. Something that made you giggle. A goofy look from a parent or uncle. A horsey ride on Dad's back. The first day of Kindergarten. 

The idea is not to regret the present, or to be jealous of the past, but to enjoy a memory that will stir your heart. 

So--let's think about it. What do you remember?

Now the thoughts are coming, aren't they? Did you smile just now? Sure. 

Believe it or not, God wants us to have fun.

He made some amusing creatures, sloths, giraffes, etc. He paints the sky with sunsets and sunrises. He put in the minds of inventors to make carousels, fairs, carnivals, parks, and special paths in the woods. 

He plants in our mind the fun things we like to do. Hike, quilt, cook, team sports, etc.

Do you remember how to giggle? Giggling is different from laughing. Giggling is a happy response to something silly. Sometimes it's hard to stop giggling. Have you giggled lately? Your assignment, find a child, say five-years-old or so and watch what they do. Don't follow them, just see the ones near you. The child can be in a store, in a McDonalds play area, at church, anywhere.

Now your next assignment is to find something that will make you giggle. Not laugh. Giggle. When you complete your assignment, share in the comment section. Who knows, maybe you'll make us giggle!

You may be wondering what made me think of this topic. I was just thinking about the house I lived in when I was five. Across the street there was a church. We didn't attend that church, but sometimes Mom had us go there for Vacation Bible School or other kid programs. The summer that I was five, I went to the VBS at that church. I heard a special Bible story. At the end of the story the teacher asked if any kids wanted to ask Jesus in their hearts. I did. I still remember the little kiddie chairs we sat in. I remember being in the room downstairs. I remember folding my hands. This wasn't a giggle moment. But it was the moment that made me think about how much fun it was to be five-years-old.

God is so good to us. He loves to hear us giggle.

This post has been brought to you by the one word: Giggle


Kim Hampton said...

I love this! I remember some good memories from when I was five, but the ones that stand out the most are from horse shows and riding my pony, Cherokee.

Mary Vee Writer said...

Riding a pony!! That must be such a great memory.