I’ve begun playing Words with Friends on Facebook. Less time consuming than Jeopardy—unless you play with twenty friends.
Why do I play games? Is it a waste of time? I don’t think so or else I wouldn’t be doing it. After I write or edit for a few hours, I’m ready for a break. Not a long break—just five or ten minutes. So, focusing on a game for a few minutes allows me to take a mini-vacation.
Jeopardy on Facebook limits you to three games a day unless you pay for episodes. I used to play the game as soon as I turned on my computer and logged into Facebook. After playing for a while, I kept scoring around the same amount each week. Unless I brush up on geography, sports, opera, and presidents, I think I’m never going to improve. Well, I just ain’t going to do it. Those are areas I choose to remain ignorant in.
People are strange. They are quick to like a humorous or unusual status update. Otherwise, things are ignored.
Speaking of humorous things, this video was hilarious: Waste of Taxpayers' Money?
And here’s a status update I found funny: I went to buy my grandson, Lucas, a where's Waldo book and couldn't find one anywhere. Well played, Waldo. Well played.
Humor is difficult to do. Not everyone finds the same things funny. And, some are quick to find offense in even the least offensive humor.
I remember before I became a Christian but was searching for God. I was reading the Bible in my college dorm with the door open. I don’t remember the passage I read, but I laughed out loud. Someone walking in the hallway stopped and looked in.
“What are you reading?” she asked.
I held up the Bible.
She looked at me in surprise. “There’s nothing funny in there!” She marched away.
Well, I’m here to tell you, there are humorous passages in the Bible. Some folks need to lighten up!
We were created in God’s image. If we have a sense of humor, don’t you reckon he does?
Laughing out loud is good for the soul! (As is playing games. Right? )