What does your face say about you? Proverbs says a merry heart is a good thing. Here are three reasons why:
1. It puts a smile on your face. “A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance” (Proverbs 15:13, NKJV).
2. It knows how to enjoy life continually. “He who is of a merry heart has a continual feast” (Proverbs 15:15, NKJV).
3. It contributes to good health. “A merry heart does good, like medicine” (Proverbs 17:22, NKJV).
The contrast to a merry heart is a negative, broken spirit. The rest of Proverbs 17:22 says “a broken spirit dries the bones.”
I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have a happy heart than dried bones.
What about you? Who can you encourage with a merry heart today? with a positive word? with a cheerful smile? Do you know someone who has a happy heart? How have they influenced you?