Friday, February 21, 2014

A Smile That Lasts All Day

I am now living in the land of “warm.” It’s not perfect, but it’s refreshing.

For years, I lived in the land of “cold.” I’d watch the weather forecast and we’d be sitting in the “blue” zone. Oh how I longed to live somewhere in the red, orange – or I’d even accept the yellow zone!

And now here I am.

I watched the weather forecast on Halloween Day, 2013 and I was in the orange/red zone while I looked at where I used to live and there it sat – in the frigid blue zone.

I was so happy, I can’t even tell you.

It made me smile.

It made me smile BIG.

I smiled for hours. And then a few hours later, I remembered, and I smiled again.

It was Halloween. And I was in shorts. For the first time in my life. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and I was happy.

It may seem like a small thing, but do you remember smiling over small things? Do you remember being happy over something “small?”  It can change a whole day. A whole outlook.

Small is only small if we view it that way with our heart. Something “small” can become huge if we allow ourselves to view it that way.

As I did.

I’d dreamed of something. Longed for something. Wished. Hoped. And God granted my wish.

I know it will come with imperfections over time. But for a moment in time, I allowed myself to feel thankful. Blessed. HAPPY.

And I smiled. Over something small.


Schotzy said...

I have learned in the 63 years that small is most often the greatest things we enjoy.... a small piece of pie brings great flavor and better health...a small gathering around the table improves the conversation and the relationship, the small breeze blesses the spriit on a summer's day and opens the realm of possibility to enjoy other small wonders like a bird's song, or a cricket's chirp... Small is to me measured as some of God's greatest gifts to man. I love your post... it is a great reminder to appreciate the small as it comes to us!

Unknown said...

We both wrote about small smiles making big impacts on today! I hope to have time to look at more (today was my first attempt at linking in) and hope that more people were smiling too!

After all this Chicago snow, I'm ready to move to a warm state too! I love how you used the radar as your imagery. Just hits it right on the head!

Dionna said...

I so agree, Schotzy.

B. Butler - I do hope you'll visit again! :)