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What Makes You Smile?

World Smile Day happens every year on October 5, a day to remind us to smile more and be of good cheer. But I believe every day is a day to have a good expression on our faces and be of good spirit.

“A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by the sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken.” – Proverbs 15: 13 NKJV

I will be the first to admit, it is challenging to be of good spirit when you’re busting your backside at work, dealing with loads of schoolwork; arguing with someone; or dealing with loss, but what can help you through it is thinking about the things that do make you smile.

What makes me smile is:

  • Believing Christ exists and that he does love me.
  • Sharing what I learn about Christ
  • When people follow my blog, or least give it a read
  • Blogging
  • Singing
  • Singing as I work hectic work hours
  • Thinking about my lady and being with her every chance I get
  • Hearing I love you
  • Hearing my parents say they are proud of me.
  • Seeing people get along.
  • Talking to Christ in prayer and I sound fluent while I’m doing it
  • Walking in a store filled with suits.
  • Hearing something positive on the news.
  • Writing in my journal
  • When people say thank you
  • Sitting by the Cumberland River
  • Reading a good book

Friends and family, I encourage you to go about your day having a merry heart and to smile more, because as Proverbs 17:22 says, “A merry heart does good like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.

What about you, what makes you smile?

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

5 replies on “What Makes You Smile?”

Great post, David! I have to agree with smiling when I hear something positive on the news – that’s a rarity that I never take for granted. 🙂
Other things that make me smile: reading my Bible, praying, finishing a short story, receiving feedback on my blog posts, trying new food, doing photoshoots in nature, and making my family laugh. 😊

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