Leigh Ann of Living to Learn, Learning to Live and Melissa of Mejojac's Memos (in a round about way) awarded me with the You Make Me Smile Award. Thank you.
It's a little ironic because I haven't felt like smiling for a few hours now. In fact, I've had to hold back tears all night. To put it shortly, Jake and I had words and we haven't been able to reconcile. It's breaking my heart.
I'm glad that there are so many blogs that are positive, uplifting, and can make us smile. No one would want to consistently read a blog that was negative and left you feeling down or sad each time you visited. We all want to be able to smile and even laugh. We need that in our lives.
But I would hate to think that we post only happy things because we feel like we can't share the times when we're down or are dealing with hard stuff. We need to feel like we can be honest on our blogs, at the expense of making ourselves real and therefore, vulnerable.
I do appreciate the award and I am so thankful for those of you who come and read my posts each day. It means so much to me. And if I leave a comment on your post, then take my word for it - you make ME smile. I thank you for that. I will leave you with these quotes, because I am normally a happy person with a smile on my face. I believe in the power of a smile and that laughter can cure much.
Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa
It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body... the heart. ~Author Unknown
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