The best smile is the one that lights up your life and the world around you.
I came from work this morning just physically and mentally tired. It was one of those 12 hour night shift work of dread. I barely put down my coffee mug when I had to take care of a critical, difficult patient. The crazy domino effect carried on till I clocked out. We call it “Full Moon” even if it’s not an actual full moon. It’s a night when crazy things happen. Unfortunately, it’s not the fun kind but rather something that drains you out of energy and optimism. Something that makes you say, “Can’t wait for this to be over and just go home.”
On my way to the parking lot, my wife called and said, “Just wait for me and our son outside the house.” She then asked me, “How’s work?” I replied, “busy.”
As my wife and son approached the car, they both gave me a beautiful smile that glowed like sunshine. In an instant, all the tiredness and exhaustion I was feeling melted away. I somehow forgot the crazy 12 hours that just happened and simply moved on to the brand new day’s exciting surprise. My son kissed me goodbye before he got out the car and walked towards his classroom.
Everyday, we experience events that can wore us down or make us feel tired, sad, depressed, exhausted, even angry or upset but somehow, someone’s smile and loving, kind gestures soothes them away. Their smile made our hearts smile and when that happens we feel an overflowing joy and peace that inspire us to go through life.
A smile is a gift. A gift that brings inspiration to those who embrace it whole heartedly. It lights up every gray cloud and dark corners of our being. It help us reach for the brightest stars the we can find. It brings forth hope, calmness and healing. It lights up our life and the world around us in the most beautiful way. It is true when they say, “Smile and the whole world smiles with you.”
Before going to bed, I smiled happily knowing that at the end of the day, no matter how hard things may seem, I have the two most wonderful, generous people by my side to help me go through life’s challenges. Two people whose smile brings out the best in me.
This week’s Image of Life is titled “Smile.”
What are your reasons for smiling everyday? Whose smile lights up your world?
Thank you once again for sharing your day with me. May this post inspire you to embrace and see the beautiful images around you.
Today, discover the inspiring world of these blogger friends.
Helen “Knittinggalore” of http://citylifepicture.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/weekly-image-of-life-october-magic/
Cynkingfeeling of http://cynk.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/october-magic-walking-after-dark/
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