A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones (Proverbs 17:22 ESV).
Aren’t you glad cows don’t fly? There’s a children’s rhyme with numerous variations: “Once I looked up in the sky / Bird poop fell into my eye. / Instead of shouting at the bird, I gave thanks, / Because I’m glad cows don’t fly.”
Attitude makes all the difference. One can choose to see the light or the darkness, the good or the evil, in everything which happens. A person’s attitude makes the difference in what he sees. Solomon reminds us that a positive, cheerful attitude works like medicine. A negative spirit causes harm. The playground rhyme about birds and cows and their droppings is an example of how one can find humor in just about anything.
Look for the humor in the things which happen. Learn to laugh at yourself and at your problems. Have eyes of compassion and try to see the good in others. If Jesus died for all, then everyone can be redeemed and possesses something of value to God the Father. Your attitude will determine what you see today.
Find more encouragement on the Daily Bible Verse page.