Tuesday, July 25, 2006

How about a smile?

Five things which made me smile today.

1. Taking the bandages off of my toes.

2. Coming before the Lord this morning.

3. A very good air conditioner in my car.

4. Gazing at my hubby! (Always a shoo-in for a smile!) :D

5. A phone call from Pilot (second day in a row!)

So often I think it is too easy not to notice the small things in life which are really, in truth, some of the very best things which life has to offer. Why don't we shift our energies on looking around us and focus on the good rather than the irritating? I've heard it said that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. I don't know if that is accurate but it is so much more enjoyable to walk through a crowd and see people smiling rather than frowning.

If nothing else jumps out at you, then at least praise the Lord you are still living, or that you have family/friends who love you, that you are able to see with your eyes and hear with your ears. If you don't have any friends then don't wait. Go out and meet some new people. If you live here in the USA and consider yourself poor....did you know that you are actually wealthy compared to so much of the rest of the world?

There is beauty all around us which is free for the gazing. So much variety of color surrounds us. Just think of all the different shades of green, or red, or blue. Some days we are fortunate to see a rainbow filled with a multitude of colors all at once.

There is a richness in living life. A richness which should be shared all around. If you see someone struggling, why not go over and offer a helping hand along with a big smile. Spread some of that richness around. Be the cause of a huge smile in return showing up on someone else's face.

Blessings to you all today....


Pam said...

Wonderful reminder AC!
I have a post ready to go that I did over the weekend for Thursday Thirteen. Things I am Grateful For. Or Things for which I am Grateful. I will, of course, post it tomorrow..yup, sorry. You'll have to wait just like all the other 'thousands' that want to know! teeheheheeeee.
Have a wonderful day AC.
Love Pam

HeyJules said...

Man, did THAT ever cheer me up!

jettybetty said...

**shouting AMEN from Texas**
Thanks for these encouraging words!

daisymarie said...

I wish I would have read this this morning...It would have been good to carry a smile through my day...Hopefully I can do better tomorrow.

Mary O. said...

I enjoy your blog so very much.
You are a welcome dose of optimism!

Pilot Mom said...

Thank you, kindly, Mary O. I'm delighted you get enjoyment out of it!