After a night of too little sleep, and an early morning routine of too much hectic rushing, stepping into the office to begin the workday can sometimes feel overwhelming. Thinking about a day with children crying, parents scolding and all of the other usual work involved in being a part of a busy office can make the beginning of a day feel long as if the end will never be in sight.
Then, along comes the cutest little three-year-old boy, with a smile from ear to ear. He is so eager to show me his teeth, and when I compliment him on his nice smile, he only smiles bigger and broader. As our family counseling session ends, I casually tell him “Keep smiling!” and he does! All the way down the long hallway, he flashed the biggest grin to everyone he passed, spreading sunshine and joy to along his way.
How easy it now becomes to add my own smile to brighten the day of everyone else I see. All it took was a happy little boy with a smile to perk me up and help me to refocus my day on joy. I'm sure he was sent to me by God to offer me encouragement. Keep smiling!