Comparatively speaking, that's not a bad addiction.
Yesterday, alongside my collection of her quotes, "Suggestions are control coming through the back door", I added her latest one, "Expectations are pre-meditated resentments."
Seriously. Those are worth pondering, for many of us, I'd say.
At church Sunday, teacher, Rad, who is full of quips, shared two quips---"lunch on the grounds" in the south is *deviled eggs up to your eyeballs" (Mother called them dressed eggs. Maybe, she felt the devil's name should have no access to a church event.) His second quip reminded us that too often folks go home,
Son, Buddy, recently quipped, with serious undertones of truth, that parenting is difficult in this generation of "eye rolls and earbuds." He also quipped that he too often had "IDS"--irritable dad syndrome.
Humor's purpose in the midst of a sermon is often a way of facing the realities of our day to day lives in an accepting way.
Together. Fellowship on the same side of "suffering" whether it's addiction or parenting difficulties. Knowing earth is not our final home does in no way negate that it is our home today. Humor can help make the best of what life offers us in the moment.
The quotes are helping remind me to leave my "control" tendencies in God's hands and the quips are helping to lighten my load/burden with humor as I stumble.
Quips that bring laughter can be therapeutic.
According to scripture, "He who has a merry heart has a continual feast," (Proverbs 15:15) even when one, with an egg allergy, attends his church's fall dinner on the grounds".