A cheerful heart is good medicine.” – Proverbs 17:22
Below I have included excerpts from Ch. 6 of Dan Willis’ “Freedom to Forget”:
If the devil steals your joy, he automatically has a hold on everything else.
Satan wants our holiness, morals, youth, marriages, and traditions. However, while this is true, he tends to go straight for your joy. If he can get our joy, he has an automatic hold on everything else. Someone who loses their joy no longer cares about holiness, morals, marriage, going to work, worshipping God, or anything else.
For this reason, the best thing you can do to forget after you forgive is laugh. A huge part of the healing process and learning to forget is remembering to smile and laugh again. After all it’s the best medicine, right? :)
My challenge for us is to quit preparing to be unhappy. Let’s expect the best in every situation and in everyone we interact with.
Here’s a cute video to make you laugh.
May you find joy in the simplest things today - “with a little bit of bacon” ;)
With love and prayers,