January 31, 2013

Smile!

Today my colleague called me from one of my schools and we were chatting...

"How is everything going over there....?" I answered "Oh boy..." As I was about to launch into a story,  I glanced over at my Starbucks cup and saw this....



The Barista had drawn a smiley face on my cup just for me! I had gone through the whole morning without even noticing it until just the moment when I needed it!

Isn't it funny how that happens sometimes? The smile comes when you need it most...the shoulder is there when you need to lean and you're about to fall... after seeing that smiley face simply drawn by the goodness of someone's heart just to make a stranger's day, I couldn't help but smile back and then, whatever I was thinking about stressing about - was gone.  Maybe this person was paying it forward. Maybe this person was just in a great mood and wanted to spread some smiles around to some customers.  Whatever it was, just a small gesture can really turn someone's entire day around. This reminds me of one of my friends and a song she used to sing to me if I was ever a little blue...

"Smile....dontcha know God loves you..come to think of it I love you too....
Take the time to smile at somoene and before you're through...
Someone will be smiling back at you..."

We used to laugh at the end of this song because by the time she finished we really were smiling and whatever we were fretting about was over.

So go on and just for today, for no reason at all, smile...about anything, everything, and pass one of your smiles out to someone else...