In a dream one night, God said to me, "Two things you take seriously in life: Your love for Me and your love for others; everything else is just for fun."
That popped back into my thoughts this morning as I was out walking. I was walking along the shore of an inlet, when a young couple hurried by in a small boat; beyond them, on the water, a couple of elderly gentlemen sat in their dinghy, fishing, and an elderly gentleman sat on the edge of the banks - also fishing. And there I was with my camera, wondering what their response would be to one another, and to me taking a photo of them...
I realised in that brief moment that this scenario had the potential to birth aggression or light-heartedness. The first person to respond could've - I believe - created the mood of the moment any way they decided.
I imagined the young couple in the boat seeing me with my camera and either yelling abuse at me in response, or posing for the shot/waving off the 'paparazzi' in jest. And the elderly gentlemen in the boat beyond: They could've abused the younger couple for disturbing the fish, or flexed their muscle right along side the first couple, for the shot...
The writer in me realised a number of scenarios could've taken place there and then... and as I pondered what each response could be, I wondered what right we had to enforce our sobriety on to others.
Why do we take this life and our 'space' so seriously? Why can't we set the scene with humour rather than offence?
I guess what I really want to know is: Why is much of the world so pissed off with the rest of it...?
When was the last time you encouraged laughter? When was the last time you set your selfish, angry mood aside and brought light-heartedness to a situation...? When was the last time you reflected love and light, rather than selfishness and darkness...?
What would this world be like if love and laughter ruled our hearts...? What would your life be like if love and laughter ruled your responses...?
Make a difference in your world today: LOVE, LAUGH and let the anger go... Or not. Either way, you have the power to set the mood for many scenarios that come your way.