In Proverbs 17 it says (yes, in the Message)
A cheerful disposition is good for your health;
Isn't that something? Not only do the people around us appreciate it when we are cheerful, but it's good for us too!
Whenever we can, it seems we should remember this statement and if we have a choice -- which I indicated the other day that we don't always have) -- we should choose joy. Choose cheerfulness.
Or in the words of some dudes in a generation way beyond mine, we should shoot for more heart... and less attack.