Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness
October 31st - Happy Halloween!
Halloween is a day to spoof our common fears of horror and death. Like Christmas, Halloween has grown from a single day into a season that lasts most of October.
For me, Halloween is a day children rule. In jest they frighten their elders into submission. No wonder the child in each of us still cherishes Halloween!
There will be monsters and goblins a plenty roaming the streets begging some treats in my neighborhood and those little tricksters do a lot of moaning and groaning trying to frighten us too.
Groaning is some we all do at some time or another. Something goes wrong, and we sigh dejectedly. We hear bad news, and we moan in disappointment. Disappointment in itself is a natural thing, but when you feel moved to groaning, what does it tell you about the situation and even more important, what will your groaning move you to do?
Believe it or not, groaning is actually a sign of hope! We groan because we know and believe that we are meant for more. We expect that wonderful glory that we do not yet see. If we had no more hope, we wouldn’t care anymore. We’d just resign ourselves to the status quo.
Keep hope in your hearts and have safe and Happy Halloween!
A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.