I remember last year when I attended my grand daughter's 7th birthday celebration.
But typical me, I began to ponder.....again. These clowns made everybody happy and as we watched them, no one of us had think that maybe deep inside them, they were unhappy. Because these two clowns are two ordinary people wearing a mask, to do a job. ¨
It made me think that as ordinary people, although we don't wear a mask of a clown, we do wear different kind of mask everyday. Why?
-Maybe to hide what is inside us?
-we want to be liked or admired.
- we don't want for others to see that we are weak
- to pretend that we are somebody
- to trick someone?
- to protect us from being hurt?
- to be a real clown that makes other people laugh and have a good time.
- to pretend to be happy, when we are not
But we can wear whatever mask we might have, but we can't hide anything from God. And for me, it's a relief. Coz then He knows if I need help, need to be comforted, needs peace, and is hurting. I don't need to pretend to be somebody just to be liked by Him. He knows my weaknesses and my inadequacy. I only need to be me. I don't need to be a clown or wear a mask. We only need to be us to come to God. He said:
I worked in an activity center for the elderly. And my job is to entertain them and make them happy. So, many times I need an unseen mask to hide what I really feel. Coz, my feeling goes up and down everyday. It depends on my circumstances or what is happening with my life. Although I am hurting inside, I cannot show them what I feel. I need to be a clown to make them happy. And guess what! By making them happy makes me forget what I feel. Laughing cures my aching body and soul.
A laugh a day keeps the doctor away
Laughter is the best medicine
So go ahead! Be a clown and spread laughter around you:)