A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. Proverbs 17:22
I have this picture saved on the wallpaper of my phone. Whenever I open it, which is often, I see these faces! I smile. I can’t look at these two beautiful faces and be sad, or angry, or hopeless. I smile. For those who don’t know, these are my children. Their faces bring me joy. That joy infuses my entire body. My heart is made light. It’s opened to receive the God love knocking at my hearts door. Life’s challenges that could have destroyed me are squelched, literally. I can begin the day receiving the truth that God gave, “ I’ve got you, I’ve got this problem”.
Some studies have shown: Happy people, are more likely to eat better Happy people are more likely to be physically active Being happy may help boost your immune system Being happy helps reduce stress, which causes many major diseases Happiness helps reduce blood pressure Happiness can help you live longer, and navigate life better.
Guess who doesn’t want you to live long or live well. You got it! So once again I say be happy. How? Ask God to help you period. Oh I can’t tell you how to be happy. I couldn’t tell myself. I asked God. It’s His job, his word, His promise. John 14:27 “ Peace I leave with you,my peace I give you,..Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid”.
Look at a beautiful picture. Listen to a happy song, a song that makes your heart dance, a song that makes you want to dance! Focus on that. I don’t foolishly suggest all will be well just by looking at a picture, or anything else. But what I can be sure of, is that you can’t fight this alone. What I can be most positive about is, you are not alone, no matter what it seems. What I do know is if you attempt to laugh, smile, clap your hands in praise, whatever you have to face today will be much easier. What I do know is, if you press, God will answer; how, I don’t know. But He will do something. Choose to laugh, choose to fight. Smile, Gods got you! For real.