Chagrin & Joy are the prompt words for the #weeklyhaikuchallenge at Ronovan Writes. Those are definitely a challenge, but I had fun with them as I remembered some things from the past. Don’t be surprised if laughter joins you as you read. I had fun with them as I remembered some things from the past.
The first thought I had was about something that happened to me while playing the keyboard in church nearly two years ago. It was embarrassing, but much grace and understanding was shown.
To read the full story, you can check out my guest post at Abby Norman’s place.
A Surprise in Church
Quiet time in church
Keyboard played a polka loud
First chagrin, then joy
This second haiku comes from a birthday party long ago. My friend stumbled as he brought the cake to the table. It almost slipped from his hands, but he was able to recover and set it gently down on the table.
The Cake was Saved
Stumbling, he fumbled
But stopped the cake from falling
Chagrin turned to joy
My final haiku comes from an incident with my daughter’s cat that is now our cat. She caught him in the bathroom unrolling the toilet paper and having a lot of fun doing it. Because it looked so funny, she took a video of it. Believe it or not this sweet looking cat in the picture below is the culprit.
Cat was full of joy
Toilet paper rolled along
He felt no chagrin
I hope you enjoyed my fun haiku. Sometimes we need a good laugh, especially when life seems to overwhelm us. I’m thankful for the gift of laughter, which really is good medicine.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)
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