Virtue of the Month

February Virtue of the Month

CHEERFULNESS: looking on the bright side. Cheerfulness is connected to gratitude—if I am grateful for something, I will not complain about it. For instance, if Mom serves me broccoli for supper instead of French fries, I can complain about it, or I can choose to be grateful: Lord, thank you for this food. I pray for those who are without food today.

There is a bright side to any situation. Lord, thank you for the ?37° wind chill that makes me appreciate warmer weather.

During February, let’s pray for an increase in the virtue of cheerfulness, and practice ways to look on the bright side in order to become a more cheerful person.

True virtue is not sad or disagreeable, but pleasantly cheerful. –St. Josemaria Escriva

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