Open Your Mind and See the Humorous Treasures that Surround You

John Lubbock said, ” What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”

Just last week, I presented a three-day training in Lewiston, Idaho, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. A room in pastoral care served as my dressing room and break room. During my breaks on the first day, my focus was centered on the business of mentally preparing or resting.

Naturally, the second day I found myself more relaxed. As I was looking around, my humor radar kicked in: 

  • A coaster resting on the desk said, “Jesus Loves You…But I’m His favorite.”
  • A mouse pad with a computer Angel, read, “Guide my keystrokes ~ Keep my programs alive ~ Protect me from viruses ~ Back up my drive ~ Amen.”
  • A clipboard atop “THE BIBLE” contained a list of New Carols. The name of each song reflected a medical condition. (example-Schizophrenia…Do you hear what I hear – the voices, the voices?)

Now I understand the saying, “out of mind, out of sight.” These humorous treasures were in my presence the day previous, only I was blind to seeing them.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

Each day humorous treasures lay waiting to be discovered. The key is simply to be present and pay attention. If you open your mind to see the humor that surrounds you, you will find much to smile about.

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