When daffodils make their appearance after a long winter, not only do they announce spring’s arrival, but they bring cheer. Who can not help but smile?
Jesus said: “In this world you will have trouble. But be of good cheer! I have overcome the world.”
That means God has the final say.
We don’t have to wait until that day to be cheerful. We can be cheerful now.
Cheerfulness can only come when we know God is watching over everything. It gives us a sense of relief when we know this.
Even in the depths of despair, don’t be afraid to smile. It will cheer your heart and help you heal.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
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There’s so much we don’t understand.
Yet, there’s much we do understand.
A storm doesn’t have the last laugh.
And just when you think you can’t go on – times of refreshing come.
And sadness disappears when joy shows up.
But you have to believe – even when you wonder why.
See beyond the moment!