Entertaining At Three

This is a story my parents didn’t tell about me, but one I vividly remember myself. From the age of one to six, I often stayed with my grandparents on their farm. When they would take me to the church building on the Lord’s Day, I was like all other kids my age – I was constantly moving in order to not be bored.

One Sunday, while the preacher was preaching his sermon, I (who was then three years old), stood up and began making all kinds of weird faces (sticking my tongue out, etc.) at the audience seated behind me.

Needless to say, there was quite a few giggles and some laughter going on. I’m certain that the preacher wondered why his serious biblical message was suddenly turning humorous. Well, it wasn’t too long before my grandparents got “wind” of the situation, and my humor-producing antics came to an abrupt halt.

My granddad took me to the rear of the auditorium and proceeded to “warm” my backside (no humor there). Needless to say, my day of trying to be a comic suddenly ended – my entertainment career being over. Never again did I make any more faces in the assembly, for which I’m certain the preacher was thankful. 🙂

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How Could I Be Bored?

I have relatives that come on to Facebook and constantly complain about being bored.  Bored people amaze me because it evidences that they are missing so much in life. I don’t remember the last time I was bored, because I prevent it from happening.

Every time I leave the house, I have a book in my hand. If I am close to being finished, I carry two of them. I always listen to audio books in my car, so if I am stuck somewhere I can read or listen to a book. If I am at home, I read, write, watch TV or do things online. How can I be bored?

I have a neglected novel waiting to be noticed, columns to write and a website. I have novels to read for reviews and others to edit. When would I be bored?

I live outside of Savannah, Georgia, the most beautiful city in America. How could I be bored?

I have a family and a house full of pets to love on. How could I be bored? There is so much to do, why sit and do nothing?

Besides, how can someone be bored on the internet? It is possibly the greatest resource for learning man has ever known.  If you are bored on the internet, you are doing it wrong.

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