“A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
I always try to have a positive outlook in
my life throughout everyday situations. Keeping my spirits high
has helped me through some difficult circumstances, and I have found
that it encourages most of those around me.
Am I always happy? Definitely not. But I try
to make the most of every situation, knowing that everything in
my life is happening for a reason beyond my comprehension.
I've also realized that being happy around
people (or just smiling at strangers) yields weird looks. In addition
to knowing what it's like as a cheerful person, I also know what
it feels like to have a depressing outlook on life. In all my experiences,
with this kind of attitude, it has dragged down other people as
well as myself. I know what it's like on both sides, and I know
that a positive viewpoint makes a world a difference. I'm continuously
thankful for everything I have and the blessings that I have received.
“You're so smiley” is a compliment
I received recently from a relatively new friend. I don't want to
seem like one of those cheesy guys on TV toothpaste commercials
with a smile plastered on his face because I'm not like that. Genuine
happiness is a gift and it has definitely been a medicine in my