Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Sunday, December 25

It is the first Christmas Day

... and the stable in Bethlehem is full of very happy people. Mary has that "new mother" smile plastered on her face, the angels are singing a gorgeous lullaby, and the shepherds are going ga-ga over the baby.

But Joseph doesn't look happy at all; he is off moping in a corner, dejectedly holding his lantern. One of the shepherds notices this, and asks him, "What is wrong, Joseph? Don't you think your son is the most gorgeous baby in the world?"

Answers Joseph, in a petulant voice: "But I was hoping for a girl ..."


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