What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Just sharing some smiles and maybe a laugh or two today…these are not jokes made up by me but ones I’ve found around the net.
When the icemaker in our new refrigerator broke, my husband dropped by the store to arrange for repairs. Because the sun was bright, his eyes hadn't adjusted to the dim light inside in time to see a woman sitting on the floor examining carpet samples.
He stepped on her leg and she screamed, causing him to jump into a display of fireplace tools that went crashing in every direction. Unnerved, he stumbled over to the service desk, and as he went to rest his hands on the counter, he flipped over a bowl full of little mints, scattering them everywhere.
After taking a deep breath to calm himself, he announced to the wide eyed woman working there, My refrigerator doesn't work.
I don't doubt it, she replied.
Over dinner, the mom explained the health benefits of a colorful meal to her family.
The more colors, the more variety of nutrients, she told them. Pointing to the food, she asked, How many different colors do you see?
Six, volunteered the son. Seven if you count the burned parts.
A crew of highway maintenance workers was sent to repair some road signs that vandals had knocked down in a forested area. The first one they put back up was a symbol warning of a deer crossing.
As they moved down the road to repair the next sign, one crew member looked back and spotted a deer running across the highway.
Turning to a co-worker he said, I wonder how long he's been waiting to cross?
Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, I bet you don't know what day this is.
Of course I do, he indignantly answered, going out the door to the office.
At 10 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long stemmed red roses.
At 1 PM, a foil wrapped , two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived.
Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress.
The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home.
First the flowers, then the chocolates, and then the dress! she exclaimed. I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!
I do hope I’ve share some smiles with you today, in the depth of winter don’t we all need a little sunshine! Sunshine equals JOY.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo