So its the end of the year and I’ve already thought about those for whom this won’t be such an easy time (see A Prayer for the Day) but there is fun to be had and New Year’s Eve is a perfect excuse.
I’m not talking about drunken excess here but a glass to the New Year will be had later. There’s much fun in play and only the other day I played with the granddaughters. finding something that spanned the generations to encompass a toddler and a nearly teenager was a challenge but we came up with Play-Doh.
We had bought a huge tub for Christmas with all sorts of colourful tools and shapes as well as dozens of tubs of delightfully squidgy bright dough. My youngest granddaughter just squeezed and squashed it in her little hands, it seeped through her fingers and kept falling on the floor. My elder granddaughter set about making a meal with a very realistic plate of tasty looking sandwiches and cookies as a result.
So what’s this got to do with anything? Well we’re never too old or too serious to have fun. Jesus went to all the best parties and knew about good wine and good networking. So at the end of this year, whatever its been like and as you enter the next, whatever it brings, go on have some fun, whether its Play-Doh or real grown up stuff enjoy yourself just for a little while.
A Happy, Blessed and Prosperous New Year to everyone!