Some of us know how it felt to endure a chapter in our lives that suddenly or subtly unfolded in the form of a shattered dream. Hope says to turn sorrow into song with the glimmer of returning cheerfulness wrapping around in glowing, warm comfort.

A fresh start, none too soon, vulnerability and not much predictability to find new solutions; soon she hears herself laugh out loud more often.  Cheerfulness can mean listening to someone for as long as is necessary to see her point of view since she most recently rebounded from a setback.  Cheerfulness can see victory in what once looked like defeat.  The brilliance of cheerfulness is within our grasp; together we will process rough patches or long-term trials as champions with a smile and a heaping splash of hope.  ~ Jane Wedsworth Klafter.