- Teilhard de Chardin
Cheerfulness and optimism is a choice. When we choose to trust God for everything, we can rest in His promises to take care of us the way He sees fit. Trusting God brings joy. The key to being joyful is to keep life simple. Mother Teresa said: "Do small things with great love." St. David whose feast day we celebrate today said: "Do ye the little things in life." Joy comes from staying connected to God and then doing small things with love. A smile, a helping hand, a kind word make those the essential things each day, and joy will find you.