Life is very difficult to live on pins and needles, but much more rewarding when you can travel through life with people you love who love you for being you; people with whom you can be yourself, even if that self is goofy at times. (In fact, sometimes the goofiest friends are the best)
Weeks (or months) ago, a man at our church gave me a CD he thought I’d enjoy – it took classic 70’s and 80’s music but gave them Christian lyrics. He asked me once if I had had a chance to listen to it, but I hadn’t, so last week, I gave them a try.
As an aside, I generally consider that I have successfully raised my three children because, in part, they have quite extensive taste in music, and are very familiar with the songs with which I grew up – 70’s and 80’s. I must admit one very large parenting failure in this week, however. When I asked my youngest daughter (now almost 14) what the title of the song was to which she’d heard the chorus modeled after Prince’s hit, Purple Rain, (lyrics, “Jesus Reigns”), she replied (with quizzical look), “Jesus Reigns?” Umm.. no. She hadn’t heard of Purple Rain. (sigh)
At any rate, on Sunday morning, I saw the man who’d given me the CD talking with one of my good (and goofy) friends, so stopped to say, Hi. Of course, he asked me again if I had listed, and I was pleased to tell him I had. He then turned to my friend and began to describe the CD. He said, “it takes classical music and puts Christian lyrics to it”. A puzzled look washed across her face, so I gently corrected, “Classic Rock” She laughed and said, “Oh, I was trying to remember the words to the last Bach piece I learned, and I couldn’t remember ever learning any… it’s just chords”. (another reference to something I tell her often about music.)
Later that day, I remembered that I had something I wanted to give her, so I sent her a text to ask her to help me remember next time I saw her that I had something for her. She replied, “is it the lyrics to Bach?”
I absolutely love her sense of humor. She cracks my up every single time I talk to her. It’s good to have friends that make you laugh.
If you haven’t laughed with friends lately, make it a point to reach out to one who will brighten your day.
Be blessed today, my friends.