BE OF GOOD CHEER
"Cheerfulness, like spring," wrote
Jean Paul Richter." opens all the
blossoms of the inward man.
As we pondered these words by
Mr. Richter, we thought about the
last few months. And, we were able
to acknowledge that many times we
remarked to our wife, "Boy, am I
At the same time, we remarked, "Boy,
do I feel cheerful, today."
Why is it that we don't mind forcing
negative thoughts and feelings upon
ourselves and others, but we feel
reticent to offer cheer thoughts to
our colleagues or our inward man?
Today, may we focus on cheerfulness.
Let's give our inward spirit a chance
As it written in the Scriptures, "Be of
(Written in 1978)