The Action of 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 they can get along without it, and none is so poor, that they can be made rich by it.

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will 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 yours, as no one needs a smile so much as those who have no more to give. 🙂

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Like a Puppy

In spite of the wickedness in the world, there are still good people out there, we need to meet and greet them….so, greet them like a puppy!’

You don’t have lick people’s faces, but do show that you’re happy to see them. Puppies remember everyone and are always thrilled to see people. When puppies greet us they are genuinely excited, and that makes us feel good about ourselves.

First impressions really do count, especially the first few seconds. When you meet friends, workmates, or new people, turn up the enthusiasm meter, make eye contact and smile.

Why do we love puppies, because puppies love people.

Tit 3:15 “……………………….Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.”

1 Pet 5:14 “Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.”

One

One SONG can spark a moment
One FLOWER can wake the dream
One TREE can start a forest
One BIRD can herald spring
One SMILE begins a friendship
One HANDCLASP lifts a soul
One STAR can guide a ship at sea
One IDEA can frame the goal
One SUNBEAM lights a room
One CANDLE wipes out darkness
One LAUGH will conquer gloom
One STEP must start each journey
One DESIRE can start a prayer
One HOPE will raise our spirits
One TOUCH can show you care
One VOICE can speak with wisdom
One HEART can know what is true
One LIFE; your LIFE can make a difference
One WORD from God can change your life; are you listening?

 

How Do We Live

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Open your heart to others, try to understand,
When someone reaches for you, grab hold of them,
Do what’s right before the Lord, and don’t mind what people say.

Do things that make you able, and enable others;
smile throughout your days, treat other people the way, you’d like them to treat you, Do what you know is right, just, morally solid and of goodness.

Remember what life’s all about, it’s how you make people feel,
What you do, where you go and making dreams become real,
Helping people through, in hard times of pain and strife,
What you do for others, is what’s important in this life,

Look deeper judge righteously, see their heart, know their mind; observe their actions. People cannot act beyond what they can think.

It’s what’s inside that counts and what people try to hide;
Care, help, love, be honest and be kind, and pure and good among those watching, and a good example you’ll be.

Do all you can redeeming the time. Because many will err and run out of time. Recapture the joy of little things, that once were easily found- the good days long passed, And if you can do all this and live a life of love, you’ll be helped through life; as blessings return from above.

How Do We Live …? Day by Day

 

A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

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If you woke up this morning with more health than illness… you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation… you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death… you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep… you are richer than 75% of this world.

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If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace… you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married… you are very rare, even in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful… you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder… you are blessed because you can offer God’s healing touch.

If you prayed yesterday and today… you are in the minority because you believe God does hear and answer prayers.

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If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings.

Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.

*Photos are forced perspective style

 

 

Making a Difference

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‘Have I made a difference
For you today?
Can you now read
What the printed words say?

Have I made a difference
In teaching the song?
The life long song
Of right versus wrong?

Have I made a difference
When I walk each day
Into a room
Where sometimes I pray?

That your hopes and dreams
Will now depend on
What you’ve learned when
The day is gone.

Have I made a difference
I ask and pray.
As I turn out the light
To end each day?

Have I made a difference
Is it worthwhile?
To see the excitement
And the smile of a child?

This question is answered
As I open the door
And turn on the light
To teach once more.’

Prov 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ”

Prov 29:15 “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. ”

Prov 23:24 “The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. ”

Credit: Cheryl G.

*Thanks Cheryl

LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES

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We touch the lives of others in ways we often never know. People sometimes come into our personal world for fleeting moments and can leave us forever changed.

We have more power to create or to destroy than we can imagine. We can leave things or individuals better or worse than we found them.

A look, a word, a gesture has tremendous impact and frequently we blither along through our existence unaware of the mighty power that our communication wields. Here’s an example:

It was a rainy, humid day: the mother of all bad hair days. I was riding on a bus downtown to go to work. The windows on the bus were covered in condensation so thick you couldn’t see outside. Everyone was wilting.

I was sitting next to a man in a business suit and didn’t pay much attention until we both got off at the same stop and walked to the same newsstand to get a morning paper.

The man running the stand was obviously having a bad day. He was rude, abrupt and unsmiling as we purchased our papers, which served to only add more gloom to my day. The businessman caught my eye and smiled. He then proceeded to smile brightly, thank the newsstand proprietor for the paper and for being open on such a morning to make sure we were able to get our papers. In short, he expressed his appreciation for something most of us would take for granted.

The man running the newsstand responded only with a grunt and a sour expression. The businessman then pleasantly wished him a pleasant day. As we turned away, I asked this man why he had continued to be pleasant to the newsman when he obviously didn’t care about and didn’t respond to his expression of appreciation and friendliness. The businessman grinned at me and said, “Why would I let someone else control what I say and what I feel or what kind of day I’m going to have?”

We then separated to go to our respective work places. To this day, I don’t know who that business man was, where he worked, or anything else about him. I never saw him again, even though I looked for him on the bus on other days. He appeared briefly in my life and disappeared just as quickly. I don’t even remember what he looked like. But I’ve never forgotten the words he said or the way his smile seemed like a shaft of light on a gloomy day.

That was a good 25 years ago, but the impact this had on my life has lasted. I never had a chance to thank him personally, but the way in which I try to choose to look at life as a result of those words is his legacy to me and my thanks to him.

Our interactions with the people we encounter can impact at least the next five people that person encounters. A smile and words of simple appreciation multiply themselves geometrically. We cannot control people and situations that come to us, but we can always control our response to them. And in such positive decisions lie our control and personal power to make a positive difference. And it’s something anyone and everyone can do. It is a real legacy that can impact both the present and the future.

Credit Gail P. E.

Thanks Gail! 🙂

 
Philippians 2:4 “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”