Joy and cynicism. Both are contagious. Everyone infects the world with one or the other. (Scott Sauls, author)

There’s a good reason to stay away from someone who has a contagious illness. Caution in this regard is important, of course. But Sauls suggests that we should be more concerned about how our attitude affects others. Are we causing someone to be cynical because we are cynical or are we spreading real joy?

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health. (Proverbs 15:30)