Several years ago, one of my sisters gave me a card with a cow on the front, and it is taped to the front of the refrigerator where it can be seen every day.
The cow is cute but the card's Biblical message is more powerful.
"A cheerful heart is good medicine..." (Proverbs 17:22).
The complete proverb reads "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones."
That is so very true and, with all my heart, I try to keep a cheerful spirit despite difficulties, disappointments and world affairs.
It's hard sometimes, given the state of our country, world events, and personal problems, but it's sure better than being negative and unhappy.
It's easier to keep a cheerful heart in September because that's my birthday month and today is my birthday!
Each day of September, I try to do something nice for myself, such as opening a birthday card that comes in the mail or taking a mini-nap in the middle of a hectic day.
It's been a great month so far and I even chuckled that the habit of doing something nice for yourself is so therapeutic, it just might keep up come October 1st. ha!
(To the left is an apple and pumpkin candle burning in front of a statue of the Blessed Mother of Guadalupe, situated on a front hall table.)
Hubs gave me beautiful pink roses, stamps for my correspondence, and a written promise of three hours of professional housecleaning. Great gift.
Lots of other beautiful remembrances have also been part of my birthday and my heart overflows with gratitude.
If you are interested, I will share some of them in future posts.
At this time, I'd like to say THANK YOU to readers of this blog because YOU are part of my daily dose of positive happenings in life.
Your friendship and faithfulness are truly part of what helps me keep a cheerful heart!
So here are some pink roses to share with you!
WHAT HELPS YOU TO KEEP A CHEERFUL HEART?