Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Bright eyes cheer the heart; good news strengthens the bones. Proverbs 15:30 HCSB
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa*
People are mean nowadays. They honk at each other in traffic. They yell profane words at sporting events. They say hurtful things to their family members.
People are mad nowadays. You can see it in their eyes. They’re angry. They want others to be as miserable as they are. If looks could kill, there would be dead people all over the highways, grocery stores, schools and churches.
However, smiles are contagious. They are gifts of love that brighten the room and the soul. Bright eyes cheer the heart but they also lift the spirit. Good news is heard through the ears but goes deep down into the inmost parts of the bones and strengthens them.
Some people have gone through terrible things and may not have a smile to give. Give them one of yours. Don’t worry about running out. You’ll have plenty to spare.
Lord, help me to spread Your joy to others through the look on my face.