I saw this sign and loved it's words:
WAKE UP SMILING
seize every moment
Try new things
Live your life with abandon
HAVE AN OPEN MIND
This is YOUR time
Throw Caution To The Wind
YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE
My dad was always finding funny things to laugh about, he was always smiling, and always making people smile and laugh.
Laughter is the pause, that God gives in the middle of painful situations to make things bearable.
No matter what you are going through, how awful your day feels, what heartache you are experiencing...
become a "joy hunter". There is beauty all around us if we hunt. There is beauty in the sunset- which is a gift to us each day. There are sparkles on water. Songs can be a gift to our heart, that make us dance or sing, or bring us happy memories.
My grandma once said that she would go to the post office at a certain time of day, to get her mail, because there were little flecks of sparkly stones in the concrete, that would sparkle in the sunlight at that time of day and it she loved it.
We may be going through tremendous pain or heartache...
and yesterday as I watched the sunset with my mom...
it was beautiful.
The sky was a soft and glowing blue, the clouds which gently spread across the sky were glowing with a cotton candy pink (my favorite)...and along the horizon it glowed with a warm orange that felt like it wrapped you in delight.
It was beautiful. My dad would have loved it.
I decided that for the rest of my life here on Earth...I will seek the beauty in each day, everywhere I go. I will rejoice in small things like sparkles in the sidewalk to the daily gift of the paintings in the sky, known as sunsets...
and to each precious heart that offers me the gift of their smile.
Smiling and hunting for the joy and beauty all around....your kandee