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Those who drown their sorrows
Sicken their tomorrows
The Lord will show the way
To a brighter day

Be of Good Cheer
Elder Marvin J. Ashton
Ensign, May 1986

“Good cheer is a state of mind or mood that promotes happiness or joy.  Some like to think good cheer is found in a bottle, a six-pack, an injection, a pinch under the lip, rationalization, or self-deceit. Incidentally, it has been my observation over the years that those who try to drown their sorrows with drink only sicken their tomorrows.  With God’s help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances.  It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement.  It is sunshine when clouds block the light.


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