You Make Me Smile Like The Sun
… because she was right. It made me breathe. It put a smile on my face — something that hadn’t appeared most of the day. I had been knee-deep in doing, completely oblivious to what was going on around me. I was missing a magnificent show.
Remember to smile. Rest your weary soul.
I’m at my worst when I over-indulge on news, commentary, and opinion pieces. I think it’s my duty to stay informed, but the only thing accomplished? A sour mood. When we fill our spare moments with dank drivel we can’t expect to spread sunshine and light.
Stop focusing on ugly and start shouting, “What a wonderful world!” Because it is, you know. Yes, there’s a whole lotta horror and ridiculousness, but good will always triumph. Always. Maybe not now, maybe not tomorrow, but in the end — forever and always. We need to keep the faith and shout it from the hilltops, rooftops, and anywhere else we happen to be. Because if you don’t do it, if I don’t do it … who will?! Certainly not the media, politicians, and pundits.
I missed the actual sunset, but I was there in time to see fading light and spectacular clouds. Wow. God’s handiwork is mighty magnificent. And guess what happened when I finally went back to the house? My smile remained.
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. The grasslands of the wilderness overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing. – Psalm 65:8, 12-13