Join a bowling league that requires wearing yellow shirts with “Betty’s Beauty Salon” printed on the back, when you hate yellow.
Go to a home decorating party and order things you know you will give away to the first person who will take them.
Wait too long to tell your mother that you think the best use of your oven is to use it as place to store your winter sweaters.
Go out with them because after all, they asked you.
Truly believe that if you just hang out with them long enough you will see Jesus in them somewhere.
Say, “Oh sure, I can live in a house with lazy boy chairs covered in blue tweed fabric.” After all, you want to be fair.
Respond “I love you too” because it’s not nice to hurt someone’s feelings.
Ask, “do you want to do something next Saturday night”, when they just canceled your plans for the second time.
Tell them, “Oh yes, that is a great color on you,” but think to yourself, “It’s worse than seeing pink lights on a Christmas Tree”.
Offer to make six dozen cookies when you don’t bake. “God, what was I thinking?”
Accept invitations to go to places you don’t want to go.
Stay, instead of running out the door, thinking, “Well no one else is leaving so the speaker must know what they are talking about”.
Sign papers that made you an owner of a green rambler, when you don’t like green and you don’t like ramblers.
Wonder, “how they could be with each other”, but tell them what a great couple they are.
Join another health club, knowing that you can’t stand looking at people on treadmills that watch movies on tiny screens. All you want to do is jump off, but you don’t know what button is stop.
When we are not honest, we live a life that is not God’s purpose for us. Just turn around, pray, lean into the one who knows..
“And I blessed God that I was free to wander, free to hope, and free to love.”
Robert Louis Stevenson