God wants us to be cheerful and joyous. Let’s face it, the world NEEDS us to be cheerful. Now I am not talking about those struggling with depression and illness right now. Rather I am talking about the rest of us. the world needs us to be cheerful, despite our own troubles. If we let each challenge lay us flat and turn us into droopy-drawers, then what? What does that fix? Speaking for myself, I cannot just stand in the middle of the world like a petulant child. Can you picture that? Me as a petulant one, standing in the face of difficulty with my arms folded across my chest, pouting, complaining, shouting, whining, and crying; saying “why me?” “i can’t” or “i won’t” or “hmmmph”….yes it would look quite ridiculous. Yet, with an uncheerful attitude that is what I do at times. Why do I do that? Gee, I don’t know. Sometimes I can be a real
That is why I turn to God,family, friends, Scripture, music, poetry,and quotes. Each of those resources plays a key role for me in my life. They are my strength for my journey. It is essential for me to have a life that is giving. It is essential also that I be as cheerful as I can be. Obviously there are days when I am just down. But God can see me through those dark times, too.
On days when I am drowning, He scoops me up and brings me home. On days when those around me are drowning and flailing I try to scoop them up.
As I pondered the whole cheerful giving thing I came across this quote by George Matthew Adams: “A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation, which in itself banishes fatigue, is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run”.
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