Saturday, October 3, 2015

World Smile Day - Yesterday and Every Day

World Smile Day is celebrated the first Friday in October.  It offers us the opportunity to do an act of kindness, or help a person smile.  Although World Smile Day was yesterday, I believe we should make it a point to smile every day.

Here's some of the events and people that have made me smile recently:

1.  God - He has truly shown me his presence and goodness.  Whether it be the small things or big occasions, God has given me much. 

2.  Friends - It wasn't until my mother became deeply ill and when I started small groups that I found out who my true friends were.  Some people say they'll be there for you, and some actually do it. 

3.  Unexpected Gifts - Speaking of friends, a dear couple we've known for a couple of years stopped by our house last night to present me and Jason with an anniversary card.  As if that wasn't enough, it included reservations to a local upscale hotel for a night's stay in the whirlpool suite.  Guess where we're staying Sunday night!
My Trailblazer is good for getting groceries, hauling kids, and going muddin'!

4.  My Blazer Back - After two months and $4000+ in repairs, my Trailblazer is out of the shop.  AND it's paid off. 

5.  My Husband - Tomorrow I will be celebrating my 13th wedding anniversary to my husband.  He's not perfect, but he's the perfect one for me.  Our marriage had a rocky start but, like wine, it gets better with age.  He treats me like a queen and spoils me more than I deserve.

6.  Remission - My mom went to the doctor Thursday and her cancer is still in remission.  She's got a host of other problems, but that ain't one of them. 

7.  My Kids - I've got six of 'em.   You'd think with those odds that at least one would be a hooligan.  But, knock on Formica, they're all pretty darn amazing. 

8.  Ownership - Jason and I are starting the process of home ownership.  We talked with the agents today and they said it looks like we'll be able to be first-time home owners within a few months.  I may be counting my chickens before they hatch, but the news is promising so far. 

Life is good!

What are some things that make you smile?


Samantha said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said...

Definitely lots to smile about! Happy belated Anniversary and have fun at your hotel stay :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

All fabulous reasons to smile! Yay on remission for your mom! That makes me smile :)