Friday Fun Day

I do not posses it own this pic. (Google search)

I know it’s a day late, but…

Sometimes, it just doesn’t seem like a Friday Fun Day.

As a family member, a great man who made you laugh till you cried, suddenly breathes his last…

As a hurricane, that’s not traumatic in size but traumatic in results, rips through your hometown wreaking havoc and demise…

As distant family members try to pick up the pieces of their lives and dreams…

As church family members die or become deathly sick, and all involved wonder if that precious saint will suddenly walk those streets of gold…

As calls of desperation filter in from various places, each needing help, restoration, healing in some form or fashion…

Sometimes, it just doesn’t feel much like a Friday Fun Day…

However, this is that thing we call living…

And you either put on your hat of perseverance and move forward with a strain and a push, or you’ll get trampled in the gate of ambition and determination…

Or worse, you’ll garnish that cloak of heaviness and despair and enter your grave while walking on your feet…

So, you look up and glimpse the sunlight peeking through the clouds…

You look beyond the debris and see the sunset light up that western seashore…

You look through the demise to find a hidden treasure, a cherished heirloom, a forgotten dream…

You look into the eyes of that neighbor, and despite the pain, you smile and embrace…

You remember the good times of friends, the memories of the fun, the love of family, and the sweet goodness of God…

You see the resilience to repair, the fortitude to rebuild, and the temerity to thrive again…

You watch the horizon of dreams as they creep over the surf as bright as the sun, brightening the path to another day, another aspiration, another hope…

And you smile…

For the Friday Fun Day will return…

If only for this moment held deep within your heart…

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.

Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.”

Psalm 147:3-5

Friday Fun Day

(I do not own or possess this pic. Google find.)

So we did a thing tonight, and it was so fun!

I sat down with both my sons and indulged in the ‘80s one more time.

We watched Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

I haven’t watched this in so long, and it was so fun to reminisce.

And it was even more fun to watch it with our boys.

It’s Friday. Go do something fun!

And if it’s a little too late tonight, save it for tomorrow, and go have some fun!

Friday Fun Day

Yeah, it might have been a week from the latest horror flick.

It might have been a month from the pit, and we’re only on day four.

It might have been a year from Hades…

But you’re still standing there!

You’re still breathing.

So, get up! Take a deep breath and exhale real slow.

Step outside. Take in the fresh air, and look up.

The sun will shine again, and it’s a new day to start anew!

So, go have a day of fun!

Maybe work is calling your name; so, change your angle. At least, you have one to go to.

Change your perspective.

Maybe you’re headed into the hospital. Maybe you’re recovering. Maybe you’re at the graveside.

Just breathe. Let the tears fall, and know He still cares for you.

You’re still standing there.

Your heart is still beating.

If a fun day is not feasible right now, go have a fun moment!

Go have a fun second.

Do what you must to thrive again.

The sun will shine again; I promise.

Just hold on.

And if nothing more, have a Friday Fun Day by remembering the most joyous moment of your life.

And be thankful you have it to remember.

…perspective can be everything… 😉

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”

Philippians 4:8

Friday Fun Day

Sometimes, you just need to eat cake…

…or pie

…or a brownie

…or simply something yummy!

😉 It’s Friday! Go have some fun!

😊 And if it’s way too late for a Friday night, and your work week has been heavy, and your feet are hurting, and your bones are so tired that they need their bed early tonight…

Just set out tomorrow and make it a “belated” Friday Fun Day! 😂

Go Have Some Fun!! 🎉🎉

Friday Fun Day

Sometimes, it’s not even a Friday, but you just need a FUN DAY!!

Yet today IS Friday; so, you have double the excuses!

Forget your troubles today like those belated cards.

Let all the worries float away like a beautiful balloon.

Set a fire to your passions like those melting candles.

Grab your love by the hand and make a wish.

Go have a Friday Fun Day today!!

Friday Fun Day

Sometimes, you just gotta keep drivin’.

It might be chaotic, but eventually you’ll be arrivin’.

Life can be hard, and life can be insane.

You might go up, down, but never the same.

Sometimes, you need to stop looking at the maze.

And start focusing on the days.

There are precious ones all around you.

You’ve zoned in only on your groove.

Open your eyes to see the beauty.

Open your ears to hear beyond your duty.

Soon an embrace will be too late.

And all you’ll have to hold is your death crate.

Enjoy those Friday Fun Days while you can!

Friday Fun Day

Sometimes, life seems like a long corridor of rooms, doors and walls.

It’s hard to see where it’s going, and any choice might change it all.

You keep walking, wondering, hoping for the best.

Thoughts of grandeur and disaster seem to poke fun at your journey of trepidation.

Keep walking child, but always walk toward the Light.

The Light that shines brighter than all the rest will guide you through.

The Light that is strongest is the only One that will bring you hope.

That Light will bring you joy that is unspeakable, peace that surpasses understanding and hope beyond measure.

That Light will give you beauty for ashes and oil of joy for mourning.

That light will turn your weeping into dancing.

If you feel lost and confused today, just find the Light.

He will give you a Friday Fun Day, and He’s will lead you safely home.

Isaiah 61:3-7

Friday Fun Day

Some days are just going to be filled with wind and rain.

Other days are going to be overwhelmed with tears and pain.

When this journey of life seems to consume, and it’s gets hard to remember the sun that used to shine…

Just take a step back. Breathe deep and exhale long.

Remember, there’s always more.

As long as your heart is still beating and your lungs are still breathing, there’s always hope.

Push away those clouds.

Chase away those blues.

And go have a Friday Fun Day!

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39

Friday Fun Day

I don’t know about you, but those little sparkles that you can buy during the Fourth of July holidays make me feel like a little kid.

They light up the night.

They sizzle.

They pop.

They bring sweet memories rushing in of innocence and laughter.

If you’re struggling today to find some peace, and if your striving this week to find some joy, just go pick up a box of those sparklers.

Light ‘em up.

Let them spark.

Let them bring a moment of joy to your heart, and remember there’s still hope.

Because there’s still breath to breathe.

Enjoy your Friday Fun Day!

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

Friday Fun Day

It’s Friday, and I’m back!

Fridays are made for fun!

So, let’s go have some!

Get outside. Run, jump, and play.

Do something fun.

Swim, run, hike, or just enjoy the day.

Don’t stop until it’s done.