Our mouths were filled with laughter, and our tongues with songs of joy.  – Ps 126:2

Reflection.  To develop an attitude of joy one must prepare long in advance.  You don’t wait for good things to happen in order to be of good cheer.  Decide now to rejoice in all circumstances, and hold on to that intention.  Joy will follow in time.  Trust me on that.

Prayer.  Father, lift me above the turmoil of this world; help me to be a cheerful person.