Wednesday, September 19, 2007

you make me smile

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.
~Author Unknown

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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Penless Thoughts said...


Lori said...

Congrats on your award.

Sorry you are having a hard day.
I so agree. We should be able to post about the happy and sad times too.

Trust make me smile too!!!!!

Love those quotes on smiling.

Jamey said...

I hope you and Jake can work things out soon. It's no fun feeling like that. I can't even imagine how hard it is to be a mom to a teenage boy. It's hard enough at 9 and 7! You truly seem like one of the best and most understanding parents I know.

Congratulations on the award. It's very fitting. You make me smile a lot. And you make me think a lot. I love that about you and your blog!! You are a neat person!

I hope your day gets better.

Just Mom said...

Congratulations on the award. You truly do bring sunshine to others.

Tonya said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog and let me just tell you that I love the blog name so I'm a fan already :o) Congrats on the award and yes I agree, we should be able to post about anything and everything even when life is not all "happy happy,joy joy" I look forward to reading more about you.

Amber said...

I think sometimes we are given pats on the back or awards for things we do not feel deserving of RIGHT when we really need it. And you, my dear, are so deserving!

jennifer said...

Yep, you deserve this! Even when you're down you leave upbeat quotes! THanks for smile quotes!

Short Stop said...

Praying for you and Jake. Hope you were able to reconcile!

Congrats on your award. You make me smile every time I come to your blog, and with every comment you leave me. I love your heart, and I love being your friend!!

Love the quotes!

Melissa said...

Yes the award was for you! I seriously meant it when I said if I read your blog it's because you make me smile!
I'm sorry that you are having a hard day. I hope you can work things out

Amber said...

You certainly deserve this award!!! And Leigh Ann is right, your links can be addicting.

0:) Amber

Ruth said...

Congratulations on your award. I hope your day got better. =o)

MightyMom said...

things will look better after some time...

Momma Roar said...

I've been thinking about you and Jake - I hope you've been able to find some time to talk.

I agree with you - we have to be able to share our concerns and frustrations at time too - because we have become friends and we need to be real with one another!

melody is slurping life said...

Well I'm smiling. :) Congratulations.

Thanks for your thoughtful words at SL today. Know that my hugs and prayers are with you, also.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Oh, I am finally catching up with you and so sorry to hear you are having a tough time. I pray you two are able to reconcile and that things are better today.

You have always made me smile and I think I have told you before that your bubble blower make my girls squeal with delight!