Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Give the gift of a smile

While I've been laying low with my annual cold turned into a sinus infection, I've been pondering the news of the day. Our world has taken an ugly turn. Fear, paranoia, hate, mean spiritedness & these are just a few of the prevailing attitudes that are around us everyday now.
I "choose" to look at the world through rose filtered glasses, no I am not in denial of what is going on around me but I do choose to not let it change my attitude or spirit.
In this season of giving I ask that you give the gift of a smile, let's do our part in making this world a more attractive place to be around. One smile at a time :-)

A smile
A smile costs nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. 
It takes but a moment but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. 
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, 
and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness the home, fosters goodwill in business, 
and is the countersign of friendship. 
It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, 
and it is nature's best antidote for trouble. 
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, 
for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. 
Some people are too tired to give you a smile. 
Give them one of your friendliest smiles 
and win blessings of smiles in return.
~ Anonymous

These are some of the things that made me smile this month.

I hope something that you saw or heard recently put a smile on your face, and I hope you shared that smile with those around you.

I wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year.
~ Kim