Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what
happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to
live. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (TM)
Be cheerful always? Are you serious? Well, if Paul – who lived through beatings, stonings, scourgings and shipwrecks, can find cheerful demeanor rooted in his faith "no matter what happens", I should be able to find that joy in Christ despite my difficulties like a long to-do list, my team losing and the girls not turning off the lights (again).