As I was reading Isaiah 55 today, I was reminded that God cherishes a cheerful heart. This particular chapter is an invitation to a joy filled life everlasting. A life filled with hope, joy and laughter. Verse one explains that everyone, anyone who is thirsty for a joyful life, can come to the living water and find plenty. Isaiah 55:12 NLT “You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!” Laughter and joy is a blessing from God. Laughter fills us with God’s hope and joyful encouragement. Drink. Drink of the living water of God’s love. Find refreshment in the provisions God blesses us with each day. We are blessed beyond measure and we are so very very loved by God. Joy is found in the knowledge of all that God’s love, grace and mercy provide. The mountains and hills join in, the trees clap and sing; join in the procession and sing, dance, clap ... be joyful.