A small thing that makes a big difference is… a SMILE!! It’s true just simply smiling can make the biggest difference.
Your smile can brighten a strangers day. Show others you care. In Ephesians 6:7 we are told to “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people” (NIV). So smile because whatever you are doing is for the Lord.
Lighten tense situations. Improve your mood. Reduce stress. Proverbs 15:13 “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” (NIV).
The other day I was so stressed out and having just a horrible rotten day. And honestly I did not want to smile. But God had other ideas. In the midst of my bad day and mood, my little penguins changed my mood. I went to check on the girls during their “naps” and found Cakey sans pants dancing while Pie was sitting up in her crib “dancing” too. I could do nothing but smile and then laugh and then thank God for those two girls who are able to change my mood for the better just by being themselves.
I know God is at work in those moments and I can almost see him shining down on me like it says in Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (NIV)
So smile and shine on! Do everything joyfully with a smile on your face for the Lord.
Have a blessed day!
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