A cheerful heart is good medicine! This poetry has been written to give encouragement and hope to people. There are a lot of pressures in the world and in our lives, and sometimes we need to be cheered up! Some of the poems are witty. Some of the poems build up and edify, and some are just plain silly! Many of the poems result from the author's love of adventure and travel in the mountains, as well as her love of animals. People might relate to these poems and be cheered up because they are about LIFE. And if we enjoy life, then we can have something to CHEER about!