Challenges come for a good purpose. They teach you things, lessons that not learned, would hinder how you live. I love good challenges.
Being happy all the time is one of them.
It seems so easy to plaster a smile on your face and stare the world in the eyes.
But a fake smile never fooled anyone.
To have a sincere heart: now that is a challenge.
To be really happy: there lies the test.
But I think it is worth it.
So my challenge is this.
To be truly, honestly happy for this next week. Not surface happy. Not a facade put on to hide what lies beneath.
Things will come, irritations and pain and turmoil, to stretch the lips into a frown. Don't let them. Dig in the corners of that mouth, listen to the truth of what really matter in the face of eternity, and smile.
Love is the healer of all things.
1 Corinthians 13.
Read it. All of it. And you will be smiling all week too.