A smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight. (Victor Borge, America-Danish comedian)

When we read the news or watch TV news coverage, we often don’t find much to smile about. Whether it’s a personal, national, or world news story, it is often discouraging—sometimes even frightening. So, people, like the humorist Borge, help to lift our spirits if only briefly. In turn, when we find joy from a heavenly source, we can encourage others with a simple smile.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. (Numbers 6:25) When they were discouraged, I smiled at them. My look of approval was precious to them. (Job 29:24)