In a recent Dennis the Menace comic panel, Dennis is depicted at a picnic table with his parents. The table contains a picnic basket, a plate of fried chicken, cold drinks, a gelatin salad and the people wearing smiling faces. Dennis said to his parents, "I think this is gonna be one of my good ol' days." Leave it to Dennis to remind us of the joy of simple things. If we want great memories, we need to make them today.

J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.