Happy Monday and Happy March.
I have a song in my head today. It’s a silly one from several years ago. Maybe you remember it. It’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy.”
When I think about it, I smile or even laugh.
In my lifetime, I don’t remember a time when the world seems to not have much to laugh about.
However, we don’t have to get down in the dumps as Christians, because we are promised that God will lift us, set our feet on a solid rock, and give us a new song, even praise to our God. (Psalm 40: 2, 3)
And we are told many shall see it.
See? A song?
I know of people in my acquaintance today who have no real reason to sing, yet I see their song.
The late Bill Bright said, “The sermon of your life in tough times ministers to people more powerfully than the most eloquent speaker.”
And so does your “song.”
DO: do count your blessings before your cares.
RE: radiate a joyful spirit, like laughter–it’s infectious.
MI: meet our kindness, understanding, and forgiveness generously.
FA: far-reaching are the benefits of right thinking. You become like you habitually think.
SO: sow seeds of love, friendship, empathy, and helpfulness.
LA: laugh at yourself now and then. You will be less apt to be at war with you.
TI: teach yourself to appreciate the wonders of nature, the gift of life itself.
DO: do not expect someone else to open the door of happiness for you. You must do it; it’s a choice.
I think I need to use all of these suggestions daily, do you?
Peter wrote to the church in the light of the coming of Christ, “Casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5: 7.
Surely we are nearer to that event today, so good advice for us as the world gets darker.
Another way to say it?
Don’t worry! Be happy!