Be of good cheer.  – Jn 16:33

Reflection. No matter who you are, or what your circumstance in life, it is possible to be brave and cheerful.  “God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another…”  “Therefore I will trust Him.  If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.”  – Cardinal Newman

Prayer. Dear Lord, I am at Your service with a smile.  Help me to act bravely in spite of my fears.