IT'S OKAY TO LAUGH
by Dorothy Lockard
My husband and I were on a trip, and we had stopped that morning and
done some Christmas shopping, bought used Christian books to send to prisons,
and we had lunch. My husband wanted to keep driving to make up for lost
time, but I wanted to stop by 4 p.m. to rest and look at the presents.
I was tired and cranky by the time we stopped at a motel at 6 p.m.. I reminded
him to get a first floor room but none was available. He seemed amazed
that I wanted "all that stuff" carried up the stairs. We both
dragged suitcases and bags upstairs. The room we entered was huge and it
was green. It had green walls, green carpet and green bedspreads. We dragged
ourselves back downstairs for another load all I could think of was crashing
on the green bed. As I removed my shoes, I noticed that even the sink was
green. The bathroom fixtures were also all green. Then I noticed the Gideon
Bible, Green. It figures! The Bible was open and had something underlined.
My curiosity was greater than my weariness so I picked it up and read:
"The Lord is my Shepherd. He makes me lie down in green pastures."
I started to laugh and laugh and laugh. I told my husband, and we laughed
together - and laughed some more. All our weariness disappeared. We got
up and went out for supper.