I have a “Cheerful Heart,” in my life and she puts a smile on my face each and every time I am around her. Her middle name is ‘RAE’, and she could not have been named more appropriately! She is a ‘Rae of Sunshine,’ and she has a truly cheerful heart!
Her name is Allison Rae Swaney, and she is my daughter-in-law! She is a cheerful heart who approaches life with her cup half full! She has an uncanny sense of humor, that some may call sarcasm. She calls it that, I do not. I call it ‘levity.’ She has the ability to take a comment or statement and turn it into a light hearted quip. She puts everyone at ease, and through her ‘Cheerful Heart’, puts a smile on everyones face. She is a joy to be around and accomplishes the task that makes me most thankful for her! She brings cheerful, light-hearted, joy and support to my son’s life each and every day!
She is truly a Rae of sunshine, a joy and a gift to me and today is her birthday! I celebrate her today and everyday and thank God for placing this ‘Cheerful Heart’ in my life!
The Bible tells us that a Cheerful heart is good. It is not being phony, false or two faced. It is instead being pleasant, bright, and expressive! A person in good spirits is someone who does not hold grudges, or think ill of others. They are someone who promotes cheer and makes others feel good!
This type of attitude is a healthy one! The Bible tells us this in Proverbs 17:22,
“A CHEERFUL HEART IS GOOD MEDICINE.”
The medical field backs this up by letting us know that when we are cheerful and happy we produce ‘endorphins.’ These groups of peptides react in the brain to cause us to feel better, heal quicker and actually raise our pain threshold!
Having a cheerful , positive attitude is not always an easy thing to do, but surrounding yourself with a ‘Cheerful hearted’ person can raise your endorphin level significantly! It can put a smile on your face and a spring in your step before you even know what happened to you!
A cheerful heart brings joy to your life!
I thank God for my ‘Cheerful Heart,’ Allie Rae, and I wish her the bestest birthday ever!
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2 thoughts on “A CHEERFUL HEART”
You are too good to me! What a completely kind and encouraging word from you, Lisa! You are the queen of lighting up a room. xox
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I love you Allie Rae! You are sunshine and cheerfulness!