Yep, it’s one of those wacky day posts I haven’t done in a while. “1/11” isn’t an actual special day from what I can tell. I just like the fact that there are three ones in the date. Sounds wacky enough for me. Let’s see where it takes us.
The official day for this date is “Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day.” Anybody living up north who tries to step in a puddle will likely slip and break something they hadn’t planned on to get off a practical joke on their “friend.”
1/11 Day seems much more practical to me. Since this is my blog that’s what I’m going with.
Yesterday was the day that fits me the best. Since it’s the day I’m actually writing this then “Peculiar People Day” is as good a day as any, methinks.
Since January is the first full month of winter it makes sense that it’s not only “Hot Tea Month,” but also “National Oatmeal Month” and “National Soup Month.” Nothing better than warming your body from the inside out. Especially if you broke a body part trying to splash frozen water on your BFF.
Thinking back to peculiar people I’ve known more than my fair share during my travels. Like the truck driver who insists he’s going to be a published author, actually he claimed on the tag for his first blog to be a “future best-selling author” if my memory recollects correctly. That’s what I put there, isn’t it Steve?
Steve is my friend I’d likely splash today who has been with me since the beginning of this crazy writing journey. He’s definitely holds the record for reading the mostest posts on all of my blogs.
No, I didn’t claim he’s a peculiar people, but…
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My forever best friend is the hands down all-time most peculiar people I’ve ever met. I hope you’ve met Him, too. If you haven’t let me introduce you to Him.
He was born in a barn, so His mom never could use that classic line on Him whenever He didn’t close the door when He came in the house.
Since He claimed to be perfect I suppose He never left the door open behind Him, so…never mind.
He actually had a hard time splashing water on His friends since He walked on water, waves and all. He did dunk one of His friends in the lake when Pete attempted to join my BFF on the lake one day. Yeah, He’s a bit of a practical joker sometimes, too.
My BFF had a way of fixing folks who came to Him in need. Coffins and tombs didn’t even rattle Him.
He went out of His way to feed as many souls as He could.
Storytelling was one of His favorite pastimes.
Broiled fish was His favorite food, this was before chocolate had been created.
They say you can’t keep a good man down. My BFF was likely the person who started that claim.
You see, He was so down He found Himself in a tomb. Yeah, they grieved His passing, but not for long.
The first chance some of His friends had to add spices to His burial clothes they couldn’t find Him in that tomb. An angel told them He was alive and well. I told you tombs didn’t rattle Him.
The practical jokes really began in earnest then cuz my BFF could now walk through stone doors, locked wooden doors, and disappear at a moment’s notice.
I’ve never seen my BFF with my physical eyes, but I know He’s near me all the time.
He’s so looking forward to me living with Him He’s building a place for me to reside with Him when I move to His neighborhood.
His Daddy is so fond of me He adopted me into His family forever. It’s not that I’m anything special. No, He just does that for special people. If that makes us peculiar then I’ll wear that label proudly.
My BFF goes by a lot of names and titles. The most common name folks know him by is Jesus Christ.
They say there’s coming a day when every time someone says His name all knees will bow, whether they’re in His family or not.
That’s why I’ve chosen to accept that death I mentioned earlier as the death I deserved so I can be included in God’s family.
I hope you do the same, my friend.
Do it and you’ll start becoming more like my BFF every day. He promised us that.
Keep smiling. Wade