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Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labor the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.—ECCLESIASTES 8:15 [KJV]

Grannie could no longer drive or go anywhere without someone to help her. One weekend when I came home to see her, she seemed much quieter than normal.

“When was the last time you got out of the house?” I asked her.

“I don’t remember,” she said.

I thought about this dilemma overnight. “Then we are going shopping!” I told her the next morning. “And out to eat!”

“Oh, I can’t. You know I can’t walk that much anymore,” Grannie said.

“Yes, I do know. I borrowed a wheelchair.” She was still fussing at me as I gathered up her purse and scarf and stood waiting for her at her front door.

“I suppose I would like to see that new Walmart,” she said.

At the store, I pushed Grannie up and down every single aisle. “Hold on!” I said when we got to the fishing tackle aisle. I raced her the length of the aisle and spun her in circles at the other end. She laughed like I had not heard in a long time. It made me happy to hear it.

“What will people think?” she asked.

“Well, we really don’t care, do we?!”

Lord, please help me come up with new and different ways to bring joy to my loved ones.

Adapted from
Strength & Grace Magazine

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