MIAGD: Make it a great day
I was born into a smiling family. In fact, as a kid I can remember hearing folks commenting on my mother’s smile, as well as other smilers in our family.
Smiling always came naturally for me and I still find it quite easy. It’s much like breathing.
1977, as I entered 7th grade, I returned home one day complaining to Mother I didn’t like one teacher because she never smiled.
Mother, in her very Pollyanic manner, asked, “Have you shared your smile with her?”
Not long after the conversation I was in class and completed my test early. The teacher, looking around as she proctored the exam, looked directly at me. Eye to eye.
Forty one years later, via her Facebook page, I still see her smile.
I don’t believe I made the difference, necessarily, but it was an excellent study for my thirteen year old self to explore.
For students and casts, I share this advice:
“If you see someone along your life’s journey who needs a smile, share your smile.
If you see someone along your life’s journey who could use a hug, share your hugs.
If you see someone on your life’s journey who needs some color in their life, share your crayons.”
And, always make it a great day.