The cure for too much bad news at a time of year when everyone else seems to be celebrating.
A happy heart is good medicine, and a cheerful heart works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
I love the mental picture this proverb conjures up in my mind. I like the internal scene I envision as someone who is smiling, happy, and whose outlook contains an uplook. Their cheerful thoughts mirroring good actions and choices into their life.
Especially, I like the warning in the second part of this principle, the adage that those with a broken spirit (heart) become dried up, brittle, and hard to be around. Not a face you want to see looking back at you in the mirror.
Lately, I’ve been hearing lots of news that has been causing good people to “lose heart.”
And that just breaks mine.
It is hard to be cheerful when people are hurting (harder still to smile…
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