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A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine

A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine

 As I type the headline for this blog, I can totally hear Julie Andrews singing, “Just a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down …” And, the dancing, singing, super nanny just may have been onto something with this one! 
There are lots and lots of things going on in the world that people are chewing on and griping about.  There seems to be a bountiful buffet of “ain’t it awful” stuff to commiserate about.  Yes, it is awful – and … there is plenty of good stuff happening out there too, that we “could” be turning our attention toward.     

 

What to choose?

 

Well, this is how I look at it.  Choose that which makes you feel good.   

 

Proverbs 17:22 states: A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

 

This has always resonated with me, “a cheerful heart is good medicine.”  I read this to mean that if I choose to be cheerful in spirit, it is good for my soul. 

 

What does cheerful mean? The first things that come to mind are that cheerful is happy, joyful, pleasant, grace-filled, having a go-give attitude, looking for the silver lining, focusing on the good stuff, and reaching for the best possible outcome. 

 

Cheerful does not mean critical.  Criticism is one of those spirit crushers.  So, why do we find ourselves doing it so freely and frequently? 

 

Our world appears in great need of “good” medicine.  Our local communities could use some “good” medicine.  Clearly, all of the prescriptions are not making a dent in the betterment of our society.  Therefore, it seems to me that the prescription of the day is to be cheerful. 

 

With that, I am going to get my spoon full of sugar.  

Live. Love. Play. Prosper.

Sharing the magic of life and love through the eyes of a happy goddess.

 

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