Thursday, October 2, 2008

When you smile God's love shines through

My grandfather instilled in me the importance of smiling. He use to tell me a story about one day when he was walking to the store he passed a man and said "good morning" with a smile on his face.. The man replied, "what's so good about it?" My grandfather said "you alive aren't you." The man paused and said "you are right, I never thought about it that way." His voice softed and he proceed down the street.

My grandfather's smiling face and positive words brighten that gentleman's day. You never know what a person is going through and your smiling face maybe the only one they see. Always make sure you are kind and encouraging because God maybe using something as simple as you saying good morning to someone with a smiling face to encourage them and show them that His love is forever and He exists because they can see Him in you.

7 comments:

Tia's Real Talk said...

Beautifully put! So very true! Email me something to submit to potentpraise!

Natarsha said...

Well done. This is so true. You never know what a smile can do for someone.

Natarsha
Potent Praise

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

welcome to the blogosphere sister

Don said...

Your grandfather had the right idea. A smile makes a world of a difference.

Tia's Real Talk said...

I have been given the gratitude with attitude award. You have been given a shout out on my page!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

That's right!!

A smile says so much about the God inside of you!!

Gord Birch said...

Short blog with more meaning than most of mine. God bless. My favorite saying is "If you see someone without a smile today, give them one of yours"

I raised my first 3 kids on my own as a single dad, and they live by this motto. We pass smiles around all the time, and I like to think some of them do wonderful things