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Encouragement, Smiles, Laughter

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It’s important to keep putting one foot in front of the other during difficult days as well as good days so that you are consistently moving forward and not backward. If your life experience is anything like mine it’s possible that you hit a snag once in awhile. That snag may be small: you forgot your haircut appointment, or that snag could be huge: your doctor just delivered some bad news and you need surgery. Whatever the situation may be it’s imperative to surround yourself with encouragers, those people who lift you up in prayer, make you laugh when life is gloomy, and are willing to take you out to dinner and buy you a meal, or at least dessert.

Encouragement is a conscious act of sincere spirit boosting that if practiced daily will turn into a wonderful habit that others will appreciate. The smallest act of encouragement from my perspective is the smile. Yes, the smile. Ever walk past someone who says hello, flashes those pearly whites, and seems to have the world at their feet? That could be you! Encouragement is contagious, just like smiles and laughter.

 So I encourage you today to take a step foreword and practice the art of the smile. Not only will the receiver be blessed but you will be blessed as well.

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Albanian born Indian Missionary and Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity.
(Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979. 1910-1997).

“The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.”
Bennett Cerf quotes (American Author, Publisher, Editor and Founder of Random House. 1898-1971)

When was the last time you enjoyed a great big belly laugh? You know the kind. The ones that start with a smile and then rumbles through your soul.

Have an awesome day. Don't forget to pray.



  1. Nice reminder. I think when I was a teenager and life didn't have much stress, I was such a smiler. As life has changed and gotten more grown-up with its stresses and dilemmas, I forget this important thing.

    I will smile more today!

  2. Hi Maggie!
    I love your name. Stress makes life harder but that smile of yours might just make you feel better about what you have to face today. And the person you pass it on to will appreicate you even if you don't say a word. :)