We all enjoy a good LOL. The joy of laughter and play has to be one of the most beautiful gifts humans and creatures share. Who doesn’t delight in babies laughing or animals playing?

Sometimes as adults we have to work to keep our sense of humor and play alive. Slowly the shadow of worry can creep into our minds, and, like an evil monster, suck out all our joy! Admit it, we all know someone who has made worry into an art form.

Worry is nothing new. Jesus warned against it in His sermon in Matthew 6:27. Jesus said, “Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” The Living Bible translates Jesus’ words in 6:34: “So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time.”

Don’t be a worrier, be a warrior. Play, sing, dance! Watch some cat videos and laugh out loud! God’s got this, and He is giving you the gift of pure joy!

Proverbs 17:22, Living Bible: “A cheerful heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit makes one sick.”

Psalm 35:9 & 10, The Message: “But let me run loose and free, celebrating God’s great work, every bone in my body laughing, singing, God, there’s no one like you. You put the down-and-out on their feet and protect the unprotected from bullies!”

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