Friday, August 5, 2011

Reasons to Smile

S: Smile

Here are five things that make me smile. :)

1.) I smile when my puppy, Jack, does something cute.  Like learn a new trick or spend hours playing the "hide squeaky ball in rolled-up blanket" game.

2.) Writing makes me smile.  I love when inspiration fills my thoughts like water pouring into a cup.  Even when my writing isn't at its best, I still love to write.  It will always make me smile.

3.) Babies make me smile.  It's kind of funny, since I'm not very good with them.  I'm always nervous about holding them the right way or keeping them happy.  I'd much rather watch them from a distance.  But whenever I see a baby, it will always bring a smile to my face.

4.) When one of my favorite songs comes on, I always smile.  Any old Disney or Veggie Tales song, any Elvis song, and then there are other favorites, like "I'm Yours" and "Think Good Thoughts."  Certain songs always bring a smile to my face.  I love music.  I think it will always bring joy to my heart, even if the song is sad.

5.) I smile because of what God has done in my life.  My blog is titled "Emily is Smiling," after all.  It's so important to me to have joy because I've been without joy before.  Without the Lord's presence, I would be nothing.  His footprints all around me are what give me hope and continue to bring a smile to my face.  Some days are definitely better than others, but I can always find a reason for joy, no matter where I look.

Of course, there are so many other things that make me smile, like sunshine and friends and rain.  I merely wrote down the first five things that popped into my head.

What makes you smile?

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