Cheerfulness, as we learned last week, is the best medicine. Let’s laugh a la kids again this week.
A cheerful heart [a good laugh] is a good medicine;
But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
Art Linkletter got it right. Kids do say the darnedest things.
Take, for instance, the next 13 jewels of wisdom by first grade kids who were asked to complete some well-known proverbs. Hold onto your hats, friends. If these don’t fill us with cheerfulness, we’re hopeless.
- Love all, trust . . . me.
- Happy the bride who . . . gets all the presents.
- A penny saved is . . . not much.
- Two’s company; three’s . . . the Musketeers.
- Don’t put off until tomorrow what . . . you put on to go to bed.
- Laugh and the whole world laughs with you; cry and . . . you have to blow your nose.
- There are none so blind as . . . Stevie Wonder.
- Children should be seen and not . . . spanked or grounded.
- If at first you don’t succeed . . . get new batteries.
- You get out of something only what you . . . . see in the picture on the box.
- When the blind lead the blind . . . get out of the way.
- A bird in the hand . . . is going to poop on you.
- Better late than . . . pregnant.
Again, these kids tell the unvarnished truth and give some good advice. They’ve learned the art of cheerfulness. And they make us laugh really hard.
Art Linkletter was right. Kids do say the darnedest things. Do you have any quotes that’ll raise our cheerfulness quotient?
Lord, remind us that You want us to be joyful, even in suffering. And to laugh. Give us the innocent hearts of children. And bring restoration and reconciliation to our great land. Bring us back to You.
~ For Jesus’ sake ~