Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Cheerful Heart

 Year 8-Day 250: Today, I am grateful for the cheerful heart.

"Let's be cheerful! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant and happy thoughts as we are the rugs are the right color and texture and the furniture comfortable and beautiful." - Laura Ingalls Wilder

I think this quote is especially relevant this year. We have spent most of 2020 at home. It isn't about the decor but the way we treat each other that makes all the difference in our homes. 

We have always tried to create a calm and peaceful home with bursts of laughter and fun, too. We are far from perfect, but we try every day to do what is loving and kind. We can be sarcastic... and mix signals at times. We mess up, we say "I'm sorry." We forgive. 

Doing life together means there are less than perfect days, but I am grateful for those days, too. The fabric of our lives is bound to have some imperfections. It is part of being human. Still, it is important to be cautious so we don't intentionally or accidentally steal another person's joy. 

"A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit."-Proverbs 15:13

Every day is a fresh start and a chance to try again, for all the days we are granted. Each one really is a gift. 

Today, I am grateful for the cheerful heart.

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