A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.
A cheerful countenance ~ doesn't this Victorian paper fit perfectly with the verse? Be always happy. Not something that we obviously feel every minute of the day. But... are you generally a happy person? I am ~ although my health is not good and I'm not financially well off. Our life circumstances don't have to decide for us if we are going to have a cheerful outlook. I choose to look for my blessings each day. Family that loves me, my home, my church, snuggling with my grandchildren, flowers in the garden, a friend dropping by. If your trials are consuming you, ask God to help you rise above them. He may not take them away, but He'll help you get through them. He's there for you, just reach out and He'll give you inner peace which in turn will show a cheerful countenance.
I have a couple of Victorian calling cards for you, with the original names on them, and in the cleaned up version. I just love the old paper from this era. Everything about it was beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by today my friends. I hope you have a blessed weekend.