A Year of Smiles – Day 10


confused-emoticon-scratching-head“What are you thankful for?”

The question was asked by the pastor at a churchwide Thanksgiving meal.  Adults, youth and children took turns sharing the things for which they were most thankful.  Then, she stood up.

There’s always that one kid in a children’s ministry that will say anything to get a laugh, the one who loves stirring up the class with random stories or outlandish answers to serious question.  The little girl standing up that evening to declare in front of the entire church what makes her little heart thankful was that one kid.

As the pastor held the microphone down toward the little girl, she proudly proclaimed, “I’m thankful for toilet paper!”

The room filled with laughter.  And “toilet paper” has been this kid’s answer to the same question ever since.

So, you probably scratched your head and thought I was crazy when I listed toilet paper as a reason to smile.  Well, for those of you in doubt, I have just one question for you:

Have you ever been without it?

Yep, toilet paper – correction – having toilet paper is most certainly a reason to SMILE! 😉




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