Cheer Up

A happy heart makes the face cheerful.
                          —Proverbs 15:13

Joseph Hubisz and his wife decided that they would need to take a vacation when the coronavirus pandemic ended.

Joseph taped a world map to the refrigerator, handed his wife a magnetic dart, and said, “Wherever it lands is our vacation spot.”

She tossed it. Joseph said, “Seems we’ll be spending two weeks behind the fridge.”

We all need a stout dose of Solomon’s reflection:

“A happy heart makes the face cheerful” (Prv 15:13);
“The cheerful heart has a continual feast” (Prv 15:15);
“A cheerful heart is good medicine” (Prv 17:22).

Clerics James Gray and William Houghton were praying together. Dr. Gray was up in years but wanted his final years to be exemplary. He ended his prayer, saying, “Lord, keep me cheerful. Keep me from becoming a cranky old man!”

Amen to that.

Look happy, act happy, be happy.

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