While talking with one of the families whose house we were building today, they shared about what their old house was like. They said there were many holes in the house, some of which were very large. And they were thankful to God that they never had any thieves. However, often they would wake up and their horse would be inside! Their chickens also frequently came in. The family joked that it was like living in a zoo! Fortunately the new house, with no holes, that they now have will provide much more protection and the family said they will sleep better at night feeling safer. They also won't have to worry about their horse coming in anymore!
Despite the poor state of their previous house, the family was able to joke about it and embrace the humour of the situation! I think that is something we can all learn from. Being the horse lover that I am, I might find it funny the first time my horse joined me for breakfast but after a while I'd probably get tired of cleaning the manure up off the floor. But as we encounter less than ideal situations in our day to day lives, lets try not to let them get us down. Let's try to find the humour in the situation and make the most of what we have.