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

Author Unknown

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chapter 1, Page 28, Book 15


Smiling is infectious,
You catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner,
And someone saw my grin,
When he smiled I realized,
I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
Then realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine,
Could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
Don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick,
And get the world infected.

 Author Unknown 

January 28th - Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.

Some days, it’s easy to smile. You wake up to the sounds of birds chirping, with the warm glow of the morning sun cradling your face.  Some days we have all we can do to get out of bed and start another day.  But love makes us get up and go to work, or fix breakfast, or clean house. 

Blow me a kiss from across the room. Say I look nice when I'm not. Touch my hair as you pass my chair. Little things mean a lot….

These little things, be they gestures, actions, or words, are the many small things that we do every day and that naturally express our heart. They are not the result of calculations or intentions, but are rather spontaneous expressions of what we feel moved to do.

It may mean caring for an elderly parent, being patient with a difficult child or a wearisome neighbor, or working faithfully at our everyday tasks.  We do a lot of things for love even though we’re dead tired.  And the nice thing is that it leaves us with a smile on our face.

I think it's important to find the little things in everyday life that make you happy.

Paula Cole
 Love is closely associated with happiness, and it is no wonder that small gestures can elicit great happiness. Continued happiness does not come from occasional grand achievements, but from the little things that fill our daily lives and make us smile.

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin


Chatty Crone said...

You know what - I do feel a lot better when I smile.

betty said...

I liked that Smiles poem. I think just taking the time to remember to smile during difficult times is a good thing to lift up our spirit and mood. Smiles are always good to get and to give.


peggy said...

Now I have to Google Little things mean a lot but I am smiling.

Barbara said...

Well you know Ma I am sitting here smiling at you through the computer screen.

jack69 said...

Love it. But now you have that old song rolling thru my mind and going back to our dating days, LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT!
I remember that on the Hit Parade on SAturday nights.
I love it when you jog a memory. Cool here but the sun is out!

jack69 said...

Oh yeah, Another unkown gut or gal Lovedthe poem...


Smiling is indeed contagious. Pass it on.