Amusement

It’s interesting to think about what amuses you.

Do you think you’ve matured beyond your childhood amusements? Think again.

I was just sitting in an office chair and spinning, when it occurred to me that for whatever reason, I was still amused by spinning. I may curb the temptation to enjoy the moment, but that doesn’t change the fact that the amusement is still there, just waiting for the chance to come out.

I remember when I was young that it was just the coolest thing to sit on a “sit and spin” and turn the wheel one direction, while moving the opposite.

Now I’m pushing off the ground in one direction and spinning the opposite. Same physics; same fun. Just a little bit duller from use.

There are a lot of things that change about a person as they grow up. You don’t look the same. The same devices such as whining to get what you want or throwing a silent tantrum and contorting your face may not work. You may have even mastered sharing and being helpful, but at the end of the day…

You are the same person.

The only real changes that are more than changes of behavior come from the life inside of you. Christ changes who you are at the core. He doesn’t change everything, only the things that are crooked, and bent on your destruction. You’re free in Christ. You’re free to live laugh, and even (should you so choose) to sit and spin for a while…

Provided you can still get your work done.

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  1. Michaela

    People like to have fun. That doesn’t change with age.
    Unfortunately, we had to get rid of our sit & spin a long time ago.
    If you don’t mind getting seasick, you could do your work while spinning in a chair.
    I really like what you said about the freedom we have in Christ.
    My rant is over. =)

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