|A simple way to put a smile on your face: Draw a smiley face on something.|
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Today’s installment of the Joyous Living Journal is titled Smile. Sometimes my daughter will put a happy face on her finger, her paperwork, her pants, or anywhere. It gives us both a little smile whenever each of us sees them. I remember when she was in pre-school, she came home with this big sheet of paper that was her art project for the day. The top half was empty, the bottom half was filled with art. I asked her what it was and she said, “Its a bunch of happy faces.” Sure enough, they were there in every direction. Some of them didn’t quite look like happy faces, but they were. I assumed the top half was empty due to her inability to reach that part of the easel. When I reflect on this art piece from her childhood it always make me smile, even the part of not being able to reach the top half. I use experiences as this to remember to be joy-filled, remember to laugh, and keep that childlike sense about me. I love to be silly with my husband and children. I know our home will always be filled with laughter.
The affirmation in Joyous Living Journal is: