The Impact A Few Minutes Can Make

This morning I arrived at the grocery store, and the parking lot was mostly empty. (Isn’t it fascinating how exciting it is to go to the store when you're under a stay-at-home order?) I donned my lovely mask and gloves and ran through pouring rain to the door.  An older gentleman stood outside near the…

The Power of a Smile

Picture this. Your child or husband glances your way or walks in the door—and smiles just at you. It's a moment, fleeting yet formative. We love our family most, so it makes sense that their smiles are of greatest value to us. So, this means that our smile is of greatest value to them. It's…

Smile the Extra Mile

There it is. That smile of his. That smile of hers. The genuine one that says  Right now, I'm good.  We're good.  My heart is full. Waving from the car, playing in the backyard, goofing off with friends, glancing up from a book or at the supper table. Receiving a smile from one of our…

SMILE!

I love to receive a smile.  Don't you?Whether I'm walking through a store, standing in a line or idling at the traffic light, when someone shares a smile, I smile.  Their effort has an effect.  If I'm in a bad mood, troubled about something or sad, my smile isn't all that big, but on the…