As I was waiting for a friend for lunch two young Korean ladies and a baby girl were at a table nearby. When they got up to put their trash in the cans, I smiled at the baby. This little girl gave me a thumbs up. I kid you not. It was so cute to see an infant in a baby carrier do this gesture. The mother kept trying to get him to do it again. She had a sheer look of delight on her face.Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! Psalm 47:1
Sometimes you may not feel quite up to smiling but there is always someone having a worse day than you are. Maybe your simple smile will cause them to have a better day. Some examples would be elderly people in doctor waiting rooms, a person on a subway or bus, a stranger in church. Be creative and think of ways to bring joy to others by a gift of your smile.
Today why not get your mind off yourself and your day and as you go about see who you can get to smile at you, kind of a fun experiment. A smile says allot.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for the gift of a smile. Even whenI am feeling gloomy help me to remember a smile will brighten my day and someone else's. In Jesus' name. Amen.