13 A glad heart makes a cheerful face,
but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil,
but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
A smile on the outside means that you are happy on the inside. God gives us many reasons to be happy. God loves an cares for us. He can make us happy inside and outside. Some of my many reasons to be happy: healthy children, wonderful husband, supportive family members, friends, relationship with God, a Father who loves me unconditionally, gift of time to spend with those I love – every day is a gift, my education (ability to read and write a blog – not everyone is as fortunate to have the opportunity for an education), warm house, safe neighborhood, clothing, food, plants, the beauty of the Earth, wild animals to watch outside our house, a working van, financial provisions God has helped provide. I could go on and on.
What are your reasons to be happy today?