There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse. (Irish proverb)

We think of all things Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so this Irish proverb seems timely. Whether it’s the winter weather, Covid-19, or any one of dozens of unhappy circumstances, we do need some uplifting thoughts. But we don’t just want to avoid what’s “worse,” we really long for things to be better. Make it a point today to try to lift someone else’s spirits. It may just work for you, too.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. (Psalm 34:18)