Have you ever spent a day smiling?
Nothing extra-special happened.
No spectacular or over-the-top events.
You didn’t win the lottery or the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes or come in first place in the US Open….
….or land on the moon.
But it was a brand new day.
And the sun was peeking through the clouds.
And it smelled like freshly cut grass.
And you found this amazing movie called, “The Ultimate Gift.”
And the mix was absolutely perfect on the diet coke.
And you were wearing red lipstick and your favorite pair of extra large turquoise earrings and your nose actually looked cute when you looked in the mirror and you were having a really good hair day and you were so totally thankful that you never acted on the rash impulsive idea to cut your hair with bangs.
And then….from somewhere deep within the very center of your heart….
….a smile bubbled up to the top.
It was almost like you couldn’t help it.
Your mouth smiled for you.
You smiled through Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby and the gas station and the stop light and the drive-through.
You smiled at random people.
People with pets and people in line buying oreos and people who just discovered burlap ribbon and people in the frozen food aisle and people who were frowning because the checker was really slow and people who looked a little sad….
….like they truly needed a smile.
And do you know what happens when you spend the day smiling?
It’s an amazing thing.
People actually smile back.
And when they do….it’s incredible and wonderful and joyful and life-changing….
….almost like you walked on the moon.
In the middle of all that smiling I was busy working on the Gatehouse.
Wonder what’s been going on over there?
….and here’s a sneek peek of the front room.
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And now here’s one more amazing thing to make you smile.
(like the one in the kitchen of the Gatehouse)
to two lucky Thistlewood readers!
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Good luck and may the smiles be with you.
disclosure: I was provided with product from Lamps Plus in exchange for writing this post….however…..all opinions on smiling and light fixtures are completely my own.
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