A Year of Smiles – Day 182

Reason to SMILE #182: A GOOD START

“Well begun is half done.” – Aristotle (also Mary Poppins ūüėČ)

You can never complete a job unless you first begin it. I keep telling myself this about my household projects list – new flooring, new doors, painting. So many other things tend to get in the way but today, I began. I didn’t get much accomplished – some cleaning in preparation for painting – but it was a start.

The plans have been laid out. I’m looking forward to the SMILES that will come when the projects are complete. Until then, I’ll SMILE with each step I take, no matter how small, in getting the job done.

What job or project have you been putting off? Take that first step toward completing it. It’s amazing the joy that comes from simply beginning.

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney


A Year of Smiles – Day 168

cheek-kissReason to SMILE #168: KISSES

I’ve tried my best to avoid this mushy stuff but I can hold out no longer.

I was sitting in bed with one earbud in while listening to¬†a song I was learning for church in the morning (Yes, I waited ’til the last minute. I’m a busy lady!).¬† The music was soft and soothing featuring a beautifully played soprano saxophone (think of Kenny G playing church music).¬† My husband had¬†been in the room a while.¬† He, of course, could hear¬†me singing but¬†could not hear the music.¬† Out of nowhere, he just¬†leaned over and kissed me on the cheek.¬† (And the crowd said, “Awww!”)¬† As far as I’m concerned, he couldn’t have timed that kiss any better.¬†¬†It made me SMILE!¬† Let’s hear that “Awww” one more time.

Okay.  Enough of the mushy stuff!  But take note.  If you wanna make that someone special SMILE, try a sweet little kiss on the cheek.

What are you waiting for?  Go try it!



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