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And God laughed…


When I was a very little girl I wanted to be Tinkerbelle or Annie Oakley.
God laughed and said,
Silly child, you can only be who you are.

When I was a child I wanted to be a dancer on Broadway.
God laughed and said,
“Have fun, but a dancer is not who you are.”

When I was a teenager, I wanted to be free.
God laughed and said,
“You will be free when you know who you are.”

When I was a young woman I wanted to undo my mistakes.
God laughed and said,
“Learn from them they are part of making you who you are.”

When I was a woman in my thirties I wanted to be pain-free.
God laughed and said,
“Without the pain you cannot be who you are.”

As an older woman, I want to write to touch people,
to encourage and support them and yes, to make them laugh.
God laughed and said,
“Well then, be a blogger, that’s who you are.”.

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The prompt is
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” 

 Woody Allen

9 thoughts on “And God laughed…

  1. It is always interesting to see the many personal variations of this “God Laughed” theme. Have you read, “The Skipping Stone”, by John Fodale? The chapter on Acceptance is a good one. There is also the David Whalen poem and the Ray Blohm poem. Another variation on God’s plan is Paul Harvey’s 1978 very heartfelt take on God’s plan for the farmer.
    I believe God has a plan, but also that He laughs. He created life with its tears and laughter. It is all about balance.

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