There is something pleasant about a smile. It really makes a difference to have that person who seemed to be staring at you, to smile at you. You just feel better (after feeling a little bad for being annoyed by their staring), but for the most part you feel good.
And is there anything like hearing some good news? Oh, you got the job. He’s out of surgery and doing well. Register 3 is open for the next in line. I love your hair. You get the point. No matter how big or small, hearing something good makes you feel good.
There is a reason these small things make a big difference. Mainly, because the Bible said so in Proverbs 15:30.
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart;
good news makes for good health.
There really is some truth for everyone in the Bible. So as I read this Proverb, I’m reminded that it’s good to be the recipient of those things, but it’s more important to give them.
So be the person that brings joy to someone’s heart by giving a cheerful look. Be the person that makes someone feel better by delivering good news. Be the person that inspires happiness and cheer instead of always being the person who needs it. Because just as much as it matters for you, it matters for others. So do what matters, be a cheerleader.