What Makes You Smile Like Nothing Else Can?

Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again, Rejoice!

That was my first tweet this morning because, even though the morning didn’t begin exactly as planned, I knew it was going to be an amazing day.  Why do we sometimes let a few bad moments of our day ruin what’s left of it?  I’ve been guilty of it more times than I would like to admit.

What I’ve learned is that I can completely change my day by:

  • Taking a deep breath
  • Saying a prayer for help and strength
  • Thinking about things that make me happy.

What are some things that make me happy; what makes me smile?

As a mom:  my babies.  I love watching them sleep and holding them close.  It makes me smile when they tell me they love me or hug or kiss me on their own.

As a wife:  My husband makes me smile when we’re walking, and he reaches over to hold my hand.

As a teacher:  The moment a student is successful in something she didn’t realize she could do.   That moment when the “light bulb” goes off on something she’s been struggling with learning.

As a youth leader, writer, and speaker:  When a girl realizes she’s worth so much more than she ever knew.

As a princess (daughter of God): When I can clearly tell that it was God’s words spoken or written and not my own.

What makes you smile like nothing else can?