My Soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
Because He the Mighty one has done great things for me.
And look for the good in other people. Someone once wrote that people in many ways are like wildflowers. We can very easily them for granted. But if you have ever picked a wildflower and studied it carefully, you would discover a beauty all its own. So do people.
And finally look for good in the myriad situations of life. When one door closes, another door opens if we pay attention.
Pray this Advent season that God will help those who are sad or depressed or angry to find joy in the birth of the Messiah.