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Keller: Value life beyond entertainment

Years ago, there was a song called “Vanity.”

It was a pretty song that I liked, not knowing what vanity meant until I looked up the definition. It’s described as emptiness, worthlessness, anything or act that is vain, futile, idle or worthless.

I thought of this song after I spoke to a man Monday and asked how his weekend was.

Smiling, he said, “It was great! The Saints and LSU won and it can’t get any better that!”

I felt sorry for him and so many like him whose weekend depends if their football team won or lost.

I can identify with people like that, because years ago I depended on entertainment to determine my mood or attitude. Today, I still enjoy sports, but it’s not the most important thing in my life.

This year, I have yet to look at an NFL football game. If the Saints or LSU loses, I sleep as well as if they didn’t play.

Life to me has so much more than what entertains me.

I enjoy life, my family, friends and my relationship with Jesus. These are the most important things in my life.

Can entertainment be a part of a person’s life?

Certainly, as long as it doesn’t lead to vanity – empty and worthless.

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or email hkeller@comcast.net.