“Life is very short, so break your silly egos, forgive quickly, believe slowly, love truly, laugh loudly and never avoid anything that makes you smile...”
As a general rule, I’m a pretty happy person. It’s no secret that I love to laugh, dance, and sing. I love to make others do the same. In recent years, I’ve tried to bring joy to all situations.
The older I get, the more I realize that we are stuck in our roles. I slip very easily into the “little sister” role. I joke, I tease, I fiercely defend others. These actions aren’t always appreciated. People around me seem to think that because I’m an “adult” I should act like one. What part of becoming older equates with losing our sense of humor? Just because we pay the bills and have to worry about putting food on the table, doesn’t mean that we have to forgo joy.
Nothing is better to me than sharing an inside joke with a friend. A good belly laugh can take years off your life. Seriously, google it.
I realize that I’m a nut, I’m goofy, I”m silly, and very rarely serious.
God has blessed me with friends who get me and family who understands my quirky side. But this is only part of the reason I feel so comfortable in my skin. I’ve learned to find my identity in Christ alone. His approval means more to me than the approval of others. The more I draw close to Christ and his message of salvation, the more the worldly voices which say “Rachel, you’re not enough.” fall to the wayside.
“So when I make a big mistake
When I fall flat on my face
I know I'll be alright
Should my tender heart be broken
I will cry those teardrops knowin'
I will be just fine
'Cause nothin' changes who I am…
Sometimes I'm clueless and I'm clumsy
But I've got friends that love me
And they know where I stand
It's all a part of me
That's who I am” –Jessica Andrews