“… cheerfulness is a resource – you can make it, manage it, and put it into action.”

quote from professor and author Timothy Hampton

I love the above quote about cheerfulness.


Joy is often a fleeting experience.

Happiness can be elusive.

But cheerfulness is another thing… it is possible to be in a really tough situation, and still manage your emotions to be cheerful yourself and bring cheer to others.

Cheerful tag - Live every day with intention. My intention is to send a little cheer out to special people with these tags.

Hi there – it’s Lori – and I’d like to share my latest project: handmade tags I’ve named “Cheerful Tags” and my goal over 100 days is to make at least 100 of them.

Put cheerfulness into action!

Life doesn’t always go the way we want.

Sometimes life is hard.

What can we all do?

Consider the amazing Andrea Bocelli and how, even without sight, he uses the God-given gift of his voice as a resource to bring cheer…

“When I get on stage, my first goal is not to show my expertise, but on the contrary, to give a bit of happiness, of joy, of cheerfulness. I am firmly convinced that in order to sing well, you must love your neighbor and be passionate about life.”

Andrea Bocelli

Hmmmmm – I may not be able to sing in a way that brings cheer or joy – but I can make things from paper!

So to spread a little cheer, I’ve been posting pictures of my “cheerful tags” on social media – and it seems they’re being enjoyed.

But now I need to do something with these “cheerful tags”. I’m blessed right now to have a room to make things in, but I have a feeling I can’t display all 100 of them in there.

So how can they become a resource for cheer?

Sending some cheer and then doubling it!

I want to mail them to people!

But wait… there’s more!

Because I’ve handmade them, they’re designed for the first recipient to repurpose the tag and (if they want) send it to someone else!

Repurpose – Reuse – ReGift — whatever you’d call it!

And here’s your opportunity to have me send you some cheer:

(or at least a cheerful tag)

I have 100 – USA postal stamps – and 100 days to make all the cheerful tags – I started on March 18th and will finish on May 28th 2024.

Would you like a bit of cheer? I invite you to fill in this Google form – here’s the link: https://forms.gle/8uUHm2VeKQ2sn2ceA

How can you get one of these cheerful tags?

  • you live in the USA
  • you fill in this Google form
  • and if you’re reading this and it’s between April 2nd and May 28th 2024, you’ll have the opportunity to receive one of these unique, handmade “Cheerful Tags” from me! (until all 100 are mailed and my stamps are gone).

Receiving a cheerful tag has no cost to you.

And if you want to – (though it’s not required) – you can detach and keep the little note I’ve written on the tag, and then send the tag along to someone else! Now you’ll have a resource to bring cheer to another special person.

Charles Spurgeon wrote,

I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.