With the sighting of several “weather” balloons in the sky recently, I couldn’t help but wonder why we go into panic mode when anything unusual happens. Instead of making light of it, we tend to turn our attention to the dark side. I can’t imagine why balloons would create such an uproar, when there are drones all over the sky, taking pictures. Not to mention the space stations and their intergalactic cameras. Space junk may actually be entering our sky space. Who knows? Well, I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but every trick in the book seems to surface when a foreign object appears in the sky. Maybe some balloon vendor just lost his income for the day, when he released his cache of helium balloons. Maybe one of those giant balloons from Macy’s parade got caught up in the wind. Maybe a hot air balloon loaded with passengers, lost its ballast.

I saw a Bullwinkle balloon cartoon, with the headline, “Spotted In The Skies Over Canada,” and had a good laugh. When I showed it to my husband, he said this whole balloon thing was a serious matter. I reluctantly agreed with him, but really – must we always ponder things that go bump in the night with long faces? I much prefer to laugh when serious things get in the way of my joy.

Maybe I’m a cockeyed optimist, but we have enough problems right in our own backyards that often surpass anything that may be happening in the heavens. In other words, God has control of all things, including what’s in heaven and on earth. The last few years have made skeptics out of far too many of us. Maybe isolation kept the germs away, but it sure did a number on our sense of humor.

So, my prescription for today is to find something to chuckle about. It doesn’t have to be an all-out guffaw, even a smile will do. My point is that laughter is good medicine and God created smiles for a purpose, just like He created each one of us.

“All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.”.

Proverbs 15:15 ESV


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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10 Responses to HEY, WHAT’S THAT IN THE SKY?

  1. A guy here who flies a drone, lost it the other day to a flock of crows. I found that somewhat comical. Fortunately it wasn’t terribly expensive, because apparently it was like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock’s, “The Birds.” They just decided they weren’t going to share airspace with him anymore.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I love how crows are so crabby all the time. I guess they were there first. Maybe they’re called a murder of crows for good reason.🥸

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  2. Lifetime Chicago says:

    One of my favorite lines from Wayne Dwyer, what you think about, you create! Sometimes I feel that negative things happen in threes because we are fearful after the first time and not turning to God. Great article!

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  3. Sis, it’s finding the humor in even the serious that keeps us young! I’m with you on that. It might be serious, because God is always unfolding His plans, but I like to laugh at those things knowing my God IS in control!!! Great message. Love how you turned it into learning!!

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  4. hatrack4 says:

    You and your balloon pictures have made me chuckle. Thanks.

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  5. I agree with you Kathy! No matter what tomorrow brings, I am counting on experiencing at least one laugh . . . sometimes even at the expense of me.

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