AUG 4: Better

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Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties.
    After all everyone dies---so the living should take this to heart.
Sorrow is better than laughter,
    for sadness has a refining influence on us.
A wise person thinks a lot about death,
    while a fool thinks only about having a good time.

Ecclesiastes 7:2-4, NLT

These verses are part of the August 4 devotional in Light for Each Day, Vol. 2