Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Smile

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our thermometer hit a balmy -12C when i headed to town this morning ... of course it was "snowing and blowing", to go along with the warmer temps ...

everyone i met today talked about the weather and road conditions ... after all this is Canada and weather is our favourite topic ... some folks looked pretty tired, so i tried to lighten their burden with a smile ... to look directly into their eyes and just grin ... i received smile after smile in return ...

i have a confession to make ... drum roll, big secret being revealed ... i smile a lot ... there, it feels so good to get that off my chest!

we moved often when i was young, and i was the new kid in school for all of my adolescent years ... so i learned early that a smile opens hearts and doors ... it is easier to make friends when you smile ...

of course i don't feel like smiling every day ... life can be difficult, problems do arise ... but if i make it a habit to smile anyway, it can dispel some of the gloom ...

just like my blog ... i hope it makes you smile ... brightens your day ... and even on the days when i have a sad post - i try to throw some humour into the mix ...

smiling is a part of who i am ... Christ lives within me ... i know that i will one day be with Him ... i have every reason to smile ...

7 comments:

Michael said...

We got your package today.

-20C weather!

Take care
Michael

Saija said...

awww, i didn't mean for that package to be sent to you Michael - it was supposed to go to Arizona - honest!!

well, if that package went to you ... i wonder if these 70 click (that's the way we say kilometer here) winds we are having will arrive next??? hmmm

weather makes life interesting! :o) .... stay warm!!

Linda said...

You definitely make me smile, Saija!

:-D <----See?

Stuart said...

Saija
"Christ lives within me ... i know that i will one day be with Him ... i have every reason to smile ..."
That's GREAT! It's true for me too. Don't we long that it would be true for everyone! Here is a bit from one of David's psalms which I find reflects my experience:

“You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:7-8, NIV)

Stuart.

Saija said...

:o) ... hey Linda! what a nice smile you have too!!!

i find when i write a really happy post - i tend to come back and read it again myself when the blues try to hit ... but of course, i could always pop over to your blog and look at your sweet kids, they would make anyone smile! blessings on your day!


Stuart - hello ... i stopped by your blog and read some of your posts ... you have wonderful scripture verses posted there that just blessed my heart ... thank you for your note and the verses ... saija

Peg said...

Glad to see you are having a "heat wave", or "cold wave", or "warmer wave: - anyway, thanks for always brightening my day!

Saija said...

hi Peg!

ya, it's a heat wave . . . chuckle!
i just posted a song, hope you'll sing along with me ...
:o)