A smile. A pleased, kind, or amused facial expression. Just stop for a moment and think about it…
What makes you smile?
Consider all the times you smile – what prompts a pleasant, kind or amused expression on your face?
- images, photos, or video
- food or drink
- reading something insightful
- loved ones
- doing something you enjoy
- others laughing
- a joke or funny meme
- a pleasant memory
What’s on your list of items that make you feel loved, encouraged, appreciated, humorous, thoughtful, and…
Make that list! (Really – I’m not kidding!)
Make the effort to prompt smiles.
Now you’re smiling after making your own list, what could you do to prompt a smile on someone else’s face?
Sometimes it’s simply begun by smiling first. Are you at home – is someone in the room with you right now? Smile at them!
Could you pay the bill for the person in the car behind you in the drive-through lane? I bet that’d bring a smile to their face…
Post a happy memory on social media and tag your friend. That’ll make you both smile.
Make something yummy and healthy for someone else… it’s summer in the northern hemisphere of the globe. Our fields are full of the bounty of nature. Fragrant herbs, luscious fruit, and tender vegetables – they’re all available to bring a smile to someone’s face. Deliver a smile with food!
(Rob made me oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries for breakfast – I was smiling!)
Introducing more smiles into our world could be a good thing, right?
And though you may be wearing a mask to show how much you respect and value the people you meet, your eyes are the clue you’re smiling…
So – what will you do to bring smiles to someone’s face today?
All these things brought smiles to my face this morning. My little granddaughter makes my face hurt from smiling – reading God’s Word makes me feel good – reminders around my house (that card with the happy sun has been on my shelves for years)…
Ask your family if there are things in your home that make them smile. You might be surprised at their answers…