A Smile Can Make the Difference


When unexpected bad news hits home, it not only knocks the wind out of the one hurting, but it almost prevents them from wanting to breathe again. The sky becomes a mass of dark clouds that hides the sun, the hope of a brighter tomorrow. Their purpose for living turns into a heart-breaking challenge that they don’t want to face and all the things that they held dear to their heart suddenly mean nothing.

There is no better time to smile at someone than when they’re hurting. There’s no better time to say hello and pay them a compliment. Why? Because for one short second they sense that it’s not their fault and they have worth.  For one short second someone else sees something good in them and it’s one second closer to them being able to see hope.

Smile, God loves you! It may be the one thing that gives a hurting person the hope that there is hope.

“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”

 …Romans 12:10

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4 thoughts on “A Smile Can Make the Difference

  1. Nice touch Ronnie! Love the Peanuts image! Sincere words of kindness can shape an environment and lift a sad heart. The Book of Proverbs has a lot to say on the subject as to how we speak, when and why. Thank you.

    • Strangely enough, I wrote it to myself as I try to get through another day of torment. I try to stay positive but it’s hard sometimes. Being a mom has to be one of the toughest and greatest commissions Jesus every called anyone to, and there are times I wish he hadn’t called me to it – and this is another one of those times for me. . Thanks for caring.

  2. Your words are very uplifting, and made my day brighter. I am going through a difficult time with my health now, and I’m finding it hard to be optimistic. But, my preacher came over today, and his warmth and humor definitely brightened up my day… and now your words did too! Thank you, Ronnie, for what my late father would ave called a “day brightener”!

    • Bettina, I’m glad that you found a bit of comfort in this posting. By the sounds of it you could use God’s intervention in your life right now. It’s my prayer for you that God will answer your cries and meet your needs. God is good and He does answer prayer, it’s just that sometimes it seems He takes a long time. God bless you.

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