….you with the ***** in your eyes………No, no. That’s a song. This is supposed to be a blog. And I say “supposed to” because this is my very first blog. And let me tell you, the learning curve was steep trying to get this thing up and going. You know, when setting up this blog the first thing they wanted from me was a title for the blog. A title? I didn’t even know what I was going to write about. My first mistake.
So I backed away from the computer and put on my thinking cap. What did I want to share with you? A reviewer of one of my books said the book “offered spiritual tonic and hope.” That’s it…I’ll talk about hope. That’s almost as important as breathing. But I don’t want to be too serious in my blog posts so I added the word smile and came up with the title: Scattering Hope … With a Smile.
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Not many things around us are free. But having hope is free.
- "Hope costs nothing." – Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, 1873-1954, French novelist best known for her novel Gigi upon which the stage and film musical comedies by Lerner & Loewe, of the same title, were based.)
And having hope is a decision. It’s easy to let circumstances get you down (and keep you down) but having hope will help brighten up things a bit. Instead of focusing on the things around you that are bad, think about all the good things—all those little blessings we take for granted. Like the beauty we can see out our window, the innocence of little children, food on our table, and a pillow for our head at night. Whether you have any of those little things, you can be grateful for each day and try to do your very best to help make someone else’s day better.
My daddy was patriotic and positive-thinking. He told me, “When you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” Simple. Try it. More times than not your smile will put one on the other person’s face and might help them bear whatever burdens they’re carrying.
I plan to drop by here a couple of times a week. As things shake out, I’ll tell you the definite days. Meet me here and we’ll talk about simple things that bring hope and joy.
- What are you hoping for?
Till next time…keep on smiling.