There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go. (Jean Paul, 18th-19th century German author)

Do you know some people like that? It’s a pleasure to be with them, isn’t it? But our world seems to have too many people who seem always to be despondent and spread gloom and doom whenever you’re around them. It isn’t always easy to express joy when our circumstances are really trying, but certainly we should work hard to be a joy-spreader.

God gives. . .  joy to those who please him (Ecclesiastes 2:26).

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart (Proverbs 15:30).