I love to think about the spiritual law of "Sowing and Reaping" and how many applications in life can you implement it in. Did you know that in many cases, more times than not, you can sow a smile into someone's life, and you will reap a smile back? Smiling can be very contagious, not only can you change your life, but you can change other people's lives as well by simply smiling.
Yesterday, I had a little incident. An individual decided to block traffic by parking his car literally in the middle of the road and go inside a store. I know, that is crazy! When the person came to move his car, I was not smiling; kind of stared at him. By the look upon his face, he was trying to discern what I was thinking. As I drove away, the Lord started to scold me. He was telling me I could have handled that situation better, and he wanted me to make a greater effort to think things through when these types of situations occur. I could have smiled and comforted the guy even though he may be in the wrong for his actions.
The incident was still on my mind today. What could have happened if I had simply smiled? What kind of impression did I leave upon the person cause I choose not to smile? Since I live in a small community, could it possibly hinder the work God has for my life? I think these are important questions. It never hurts to evaluate our actions and make changes as needed.
So, in saying all that, I am choosing to make a difference not only my life today, but in the life of others by learning to smile. Taking those difficult circumstances and situations in life and turn them around with something that really doesn't cost me much effort. Sure, it might take some work on the attitude part, but the muscle movement is all too easy.
I encourage you to take the challenge with me. How about we all smile? How about we learn to smile more so for our friends, family, co-workers, strangers in the elevators, church folk, or any other possible place. Let's see what we can do with a simple smile!
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