The Glad Game

“I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou has considered my trouble; thou has known my soul in adversities;” (Psalm 31:7 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)

There’s an old children’s novel entitled “Pollyanna” that was written in 1913. Pollyanna was a girl who was hopelessly optimistic. She constantly played the “glad game” where she would find something to be glad about in every situation she encountered. I think we should pull out this game and start playing it in our own lives.

Researchers have discovered that being glad promotes both good physical and mental health. It will absolutely lift your spirit to play this game!

If you have trouble playing this game, try using the alphabet. I’m glad for air, especially air-conditioning in the summer. I’m glad for bananas and all the fruit God has given us. The list of things to be glad about is endless!

My hallway at home is full of family pictures. I call it my “Hall of Fame.” Sometimes I walk my hallway and thank God for my family. Yes, I’m glad God has blessed me with a loving and caring family!

The Glad Game is a game God wants us to play on a daily basis. Get your children on board with this wonderful game. They will have fun doing so. Go ahead and play Pollyanna’s game; you’ll be glad you did!

Prayer: Each day, Lord, I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy! You have been my steady companion for all of my days. I intend to play the “Glad Game” more often.

Devotion by Kaye Singleton


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