Jump For Joy

Good news!
“The Cubs Won The Pennant,” was good news for a team, its fans, and even to a life long Sox supporter, like me.
Many jumped for joy.
“You have a healthy baby” brings a smile to the lips and a tear from the eyes for parents, grand parents and relatives.
“You have just won the lottery” would cause a scream heard in the room and, possibly, miles away.
You jump for joy.
We all like, and even need, good news.
While the person who wrote in Proverbs 15:30 “good news makes for good health” may not have been a doctor, yet the wisdom in that adage certainly bears out in life experience.
On an everyday level we can be “good news” to others.
Just yesterday while substitute teaching in an English class which was preparing for a Socratic today, I wandered around the classroom.
While noting that students were reading, highlighting, and annotating the article, a subtle and simple “good news” came in the form of spoken good news “good job, well done” caused a smile to grow on a student’s face.
Let’s be good news to someone today, in subtle and simple ways — start at home and then expanding.
That same sage wrote in Proverbs 15:23 “It is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time.”
Jump for joy!

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