It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 8, Book 14

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your lives and into the lives of all those around you. 

Eileen Caddy

Have you smiled today? Research shows that something as simple as smiling can help improve marriages and reduce stress. It’s amazing that something we usually don’t think about can have such a big impact, but it does.

Smiling at a coworker or the cashier at the grocery store you see every day is a small thing that can go a long way. As Mother Teresa once said, Every time you smile at someone, it is an act of love.

Smiling isn’t just good for you; a genuine smile blesses those on the receiving end as well. Without saying a word, it can tell others that you like them and that you are pleased with them. A smile can hug someone with love without giving them even the slightest touch.

Life does not always give us a reason to smile. But when we see a heartfelt smile on a child’s face or through aged wrinkles, our hearts are encouraged

Remember:  Your smile could be a message of cheer from God to a needy soul

Today I’m thankful for :

2201. for the bold and pungent flavor of garlic

2202. for finding one more sled to complete the 7 that I’m painting for my children this year. For some strange reason I was missing one.

2203. for bright lights on dark days.  I surely do miss the sunshine.


jack69 said...

I have a habit of smiling and nodding at strangers. Some never return the smile, but I don't consider the smile wasted, and besides, as you have said often it cost's nothing.
Good one. Cool 51 here in central Florida!

betty said...

It is always good to share a smile with someone :)

I think those sleds will be nice when you are done with them, Ma!


Chatty Crone said...

I have heard that you you cannot give a smile away - you always get it back!

Mevely317 said...

I'm surely intrigued by the sleds! Hope you'll share more photos as Christmas nears!

Smiling back at you from the desert Southwest :)


Love those sleds. What a great idea.