Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness altogether past calculation its powers of endurance. Efforts to be permanently useful must be uniformly joyous—a spirit of all sunshine.—Thomas Carlyle.
Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting.—Washington Irving.
A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.—Charles Lamb.
A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.—Proverbs 15. 13, 17.
Gracious Father, if I am sorrowing over disappointment and am forgetful, grant that I may see the things thou hast made, for which I should be thankful. Help me to so live that I may have a right to claim a cheerful heart. Amen.