There are scary things going on in the world today – so many things to be concerned about to be sure! Today is WORLD SMILE DAY!!! The good news today is that God loves you – and that should make you smile!
May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.
– Irish Blessing
How can you make someone smile? Well, someone in your immediate realm of influence may need to be tickled. That is one sure way to ease tension and get a family member to show their pearly whites!
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. – Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Chances are you probably work with some grumpy morning people. You can bounce in the door every morning whistling and wishing everyone a good morning – but just a few seconds of bad attitude can limit your sunshine supply. For these grumpy folk, you can do some simple things like hold the elevator door, take them a morning cup of coffee or my personal favorite, a homemade cinnamon roll and a morning cup of coffee. It’s amazing how quickly those frowns turn upside down!
It is tempting to isolate from society these days because of health risks alone, but we must not be afraid to help someone along in their journey. A smile seems like a small thing, but when we smile it actually improves our overall health – mental and physical.
When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace. – Author Unknown
When was the last time you reminded someone to breathe? Tell them to take a deep, cleansing breath of fresh air. Chances are you will get them to smile afterward. Nothing feels better (especially if you are stressed) than to take a deep breath.
Even Christians lose sight of the big picture sometimes. We get just as wrapped up in the bad news all around us as everyone else – but we have a great hope in Jesus, don’t we? That thought alone should make us smile. That is the truth we need to share with each other on a regular basis – and the good news we have to share with everyone.
I’m here to remind you… to SMILE! God loves YOU!!! 🙂