A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones
WITH A BRIGHT OUTLOOK. LIFE IS GOOD.
I had the summertime blues the other day. Every now and then we all have a bad day. I was bemoaning the fact that I had to sit inside just to be comfortable on a hot steamy day and thinking how nice it would be to at the beach instead.
Just about that time, it started to rain and since the rain cools things down I headed out to the front porch. I sat out there for a good long time and before I knew it, the sun popped out and I was feeling refreshed and renewed once more. I really don’t think I could have felt better if I had spent the day at the beach.
On any given day, the sky may be filled with clouds instead of sunshine, but we get decide whether to name the weather good or bad. Even if clouds are in the way, remember that the sun is always shining!
Look for the good in life, even when it is hidden.
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow