By Marni Montanez
New Century Version
22 A happy heart is like good medicine, but a broken spirit drains your strength.
As adults in this world it is our responsibility to take care of "life" things. you know, the serious issues. The list is endless. There are many things that can weigh on our hearts and much to deal with which usually brings stress. We can get so focused on the "important" things in the day to day stuff that we forget about finding laughter in our day. I have heard many reports about what stress does to a body and soul. It depletes our immune system and, brings illness and depression and then we start feeling the aches and pains.
As an animal advocate it can become pretty stressful. I find myself staying up late to finish a project or getting back on the computer as soon as it's morning. To be involved in something is very good and stretches us in different ways, but the problem is in overloading ourselves; especially if it is stressful to begin with. I used to do this when I was working in an office and didn't take lunch breaks. I had to finish what I was doing.
It is easy to forget to turn away from the task at hand and choose to surround ourselves with things that make us smile or laugh. There is so much out there and it seems easier to find heavy, serious things to watch or do and harder to find things that make us laugh and yet stay within the perimeters God designed for us.
We need to laugh and sometimes laugh so hard it brings tears to our eyes.
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The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.