Skimming my Bible concordance, I searched for the happiest words I could find. Here are a few: Blessed, Cheerful, Glad, Happy, Joyful, Rejoice, Radiant.
Cheerfulness. Who couldn’t use a little more of that?
In regards to serving with our Spiritual gifts, Romans 12:8 refers to some of us having the gift of showing mercy with cheerfulness.
Cheerfulness is the Greek word hilarotes, pronounced hil-ar-ot’-ace. Compare hilarious. Synonyms would be graciousness, joyfulness, gladness, benevolence, amiability. Translated as “The heart is laughing and the eyes are dancing.” The person who exhibits hilarotes is ‘a sunbeam lighting up a sick room with warmth and love’.
Whether you have the gift of showing mercy with cheerfulness or you are just a cheerful person at heart, pass that cheer on.
That’s all. Just passing along a word of cheer!