Monday, September 7, 2009

Have much fun and laughter

In his book "Stand a little taller" President Gordon B. Hinckley,  past President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said this:
"In all living have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."

With today being Labor day I share that thought.  Labor day tends to be the "last hurrah" of summer.  The trip to the mountains, the BBQ, the bike ride,  and that last, long, refreshing dip in the pool until next summer all happen this weekend.

Take a look at your life.  Do you have time for much fun and laughter? Are you enjoying life, or just enduring it?  

Enduring life means trudging through.  Enduring life means we really do just "put on our big girl panties and deal with it."  Enduring life means plodding along.  I don't envision that being the plan.  

I know the trials that are out there. I in no way make light of the suffering, pain, troubles and difficulties that we go through.  Some days, just getting out of bed, and breathing means we made it! 

But the big picture challenges us to enjoy and not just endure.

The big picture challenges us to have much fun and laughter. 

Today, let us press forward to enjoy life more, endure life less, and to find ways to have much fun and laughter. 

This morning on my bike ride,  I saw the beautiful blue sky with not a cloud to be seen.   I saw the flowers that were growing so abundantly in the yards all around my neighborhood.  I saw majestic Longs Peak in the background reminding me how wonderful it is to live in Colorado.  

I will see many of my children today, and when wherever there are two or more ADAMS gathered...there WILL be laughter. I have been blessed with amazing, dynamic friends who brighten my life and lift my load.  

And I bet you have been blessed as well with much more than is sometimes first evident. 

So, stop enduring, start enjoying, and have much fun and laughter, one random woman at a time.

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