Refresh yourselves with rich food and drink … for this day is holy unto the Lord … they joy of the Lord is your strength.      – Neh 8:10

Reflection.  Victor Hugo once said, “Laughter is the sun that drives the winter from the human face.”  It’s easier to laugh when you develop a joyful attitude.  King David expressed his joy in these words, “I will bless the Lord at all times” (Ps 34:2).

Prayer.  Lord, teach me how to cultivate a joyful attitude, so that Your praise may always be on my lips.