Beauty is not so much what you see, but what you dream.
~Old Proverb~

Thursday, April 29, 2010

A merry heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.

My Gramma gets up every morning with a beautiful smile. Her sleepy eyes crinkle and she always greets us with the happiest heart! One of my goals is to be "predictably cheerful"..... we probably all have a friend or family member we can think of who tends in this direction. No matter how you find them, when you call them or at any time you see them, they are sweet and cheerful, even if things don't seem to be going their way. If you live with someone like this, one of the first things you see of them in the morning is their sparkling smile and the last thing at night is a cheerful goodnight, and a hug, that makes you feel special just because you know its genuine and full of love. Im not talking about a sort of fake sweetness or a forced happy face... it has to be hard somtimes, but the truely cheerful person gets that beautiful and contagious cheer from a heart that is thankful and peaceful. Just giving thanks for all the blessings that the Lord provides every day should be enough to put a contented smile on our face!
So clear away the blues or thoughts that bring you down, anything that shouldn't be on your mind anyway, and as my Mama always reminds me think on the lovely, pure, praiseworthy, etc... things that are mentioned in Philipians 4:8! The things that aren't of this earth but of above! And by all means count those blessings, and rejoice! Thank you're heavanly Father! What and abundant life He has given us! :D

1 comment:

  1. You've always reminded me of that type of cheerful person too Trin!!! :-) I loved this post! Thanks Trin! Love you!