Life presents us with a series of events. These events are not always what we would like; but if we face reality, we realize that they are what we are given. In A Cheerful Heart, Diana Holt shares what she has learned from a lifetime of accepting the events that she has been given.
Many illnesses, some more devastating than others, affected her family. Alcoholism, dementia, cancer, haemolytic uremic syndrome, and depression caused her family much pain and destruction, while other diseases left emptiness, sadness, and loneliness.
As challenging situations arose—situations she did not know how to face—she reached out for help and found it, in the form of counseling and support groups, through her church, and in numerous other places. Sharing how she reached out for help and found it, searching for solutions, taught her about utilizing the abilities God gave her.
Now, she shares the story of her life in order to encourage others to search for the help they need and the solutions to their own challenging situations—help is there, if you only look.
When your life is full of sorrow,
And there’s no hope for tomorrow.
When your soul is aching,
And your heart is breaking
If I can ease your pain,
Then I will not have lived in vain.