A Merry Heart

8 week old Basset Hound
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“A merry heart does good like medicine: But a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22

When we laugh we let a little sunshine into our days. It warms us and helps us to feel just a little bit healthier. God’s word tells us that it is good medicine.

For the last eight years I have had a little basset hound dog named Sassy. Well she actually isn’t very little. She is quite the rolly polly, but as cute as she can be. She has been a constant companion to me. She has very long ears, and those sad hound dog eyes, and knows just how to get her way, and what works best with me.

There hasn’t been a day that she doesn’t do or show something that will make me smile or laugh. Sassy seems to have that affect on others as well. She has learned to take her walks with me using my wheel chair, and now can see other people every day.

You can see people smile as the watch her waddle down the street, or wag her tail happily to every one she meets. I enjoy that she can bring a smile to some one that is somberly driving along, or maybe make a child giggle. She is just a little ray of sunshine that God has blessed my days with. I am thankful for her.

Our true joy and happiness is found in Jesus Christ. He is our light, and gives us hope and peace. He gives us joys in our lives, and wants us to have a merry heart.

Do you have something or someone that brings sunshine into your life? We can’t always control the things that happen in our daily lives. But we can control how we react to them. A smile, a little laughter, is good medicine for each of us.

Heavenly Father, Thank You for the joys and sunshine you let into our lives. Your warmth comforts us and gives us a merry heart. Amen

Margie Scott lives in Arizona. She strives daily to trust God’s grace will always provide, as challenges arise due to heart problems, Parkinson, fibromyalgia, and spinal stenosis. You can reach Margie at mscott123@cox.net

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