Cross-Stitches can bring me joy by feeling a sense of accomplishment after completing them, but also they encourage me to be happy. This particular cross-stitch my oldest sister, Emily, made while she was away at college. It says “A merry heart does good like a medicine”. This statement hits close to home for me because I get down a lot because of stress from school and many other things. This tells me that I can be happy if I want to. Being happy is a choice I can make.