It’s easy to be happy when we are healthy, when we feel like we can conquer any battle no matter the size; however, it’s difficult to be happy when we’re sick. So many people we know and love are living with long-term illnesses, fighting cancer, and feeling terrible.
We need to find a way to help them be happy.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
My uncle was recently diagnosed with stage 4 throat and tongue cancer. He’s facing so many challenges, including chemo, radiation, and a feeding tube. It’s hard to be happy when you get that kind of news from the doctor. It’s hard to find something to laugh at when you feel sick and tired.
So when I came across this photo, I knew I had to send it to him.
You have to understand, my uncle’s one addiction (besides donuts) is coffee. I’m not certain he can get coffee in a feeding tube, but I bet it’s worth asking.
He had a good laugh even in the unhappiest of circumstances. We can help other people by giving them a moment of happy, of laughter. It helps, even if just temporarily.
So here’s your mission – Go find someone who is sick or discouraged and help them find some happy. Bring a smile to their face. It’s good like a medicine.
PS. My uncle’s name is Wayne the Pain. He needs your prayers. I do hope you’ll remember him when you talk to God. And don’t worry, God knows him by that name. 😉