I’m sorta sad Thanksgiving came and left too soon..all that food made me have to unbutton my pants to breathe! (I’m serious girls, I think I gained about ten pounds but goodness those candied yams were worth it!! 😋) BUT now it’s onto CHRISTMAS! 😍
I have no idea why it can’t be all holly jolly every other season but there’s just something about this time of year that really puts the sparkle in our eyes. ✨
Anyway, one of my favorite things to do during this time is watch Christmas movies! Ugh I’m a sucker for them. I’ll watch em all. One that gets played often is ELF with Will Farrell. (He nailed it by the way. Greatest elf ever. I’ll watch it a hundred thousand times I don’t care it’ll still be awesome)
“I just like to smile, smiling’s my favorite!” -Buddy the Elf
This quote has become part of my speech because well, it truly does provoke a smile. And It also reminds me how powerful it is to do so.
Ok now.. Smile BIG. 😁
Your smile is powerful!
I realize I have mentioned the power in laughing before in my post “she laughs” but it’s so important to smile as well.
It even talks about it in:
Proverbs 15:13 “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”
Proverbs 15:30 “A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.”
A cheerful face or look = the presence of a smile. 😃
It’s funny because in the first verse it mentions that it starts from the inside first (a happy heart) and then produces the outside (cheerful face)
Then the second verse uses the reverse of it (outside effecting the inside)
So regardless which comes first that smile provokes your insides to be joyful! (Joyful insides I’m sure keep the doctor away.. Proverbs 17:22)
Ok wrapping it up…
My prescription for you:
•Take a smile break at least ten times a day.
•Make a list of things that bring that smile out.. And post pictures of those things up around you.. Or however you want to do it.
It may seem like the cliché post about being “happy go lucky” and you’re probably like “Whoop dee doo Tanisha this isn’t a big profound deal” (Seriously if you said that Im sad. Jk. 😄) but honestly we need it still. Daily.. (If we didn’t we’d all look like buddy the elf.)
Especially this time of year even though there’s Merriness galore, comparison tries to leak in and be a kill joy-Causing you to not smile where you’re at or with what you currently have-(But not on my watch!😉)
Now then beauty, keep your heart young with joy-put that smile on. You never know who’s going to be around who may need it more than you. 😊
Challenge: Give a smile to someone new every day as a countdown to the new year.. And don’t worry about the outcome.. Just do it to do it. Because smiling’s your favorite. 😁
Papa I pray you would bring the smiles out. The big smiles. The full teeth showing smiles. The bonafide, non forced smiles to release heaven into our daily tasks; and to create breakthrough in our own lives. Thank you for creating the smile, such a universal sign of happiness and ultimately love. Most of all thank you for your smile that permanently radiates over us. Love you Papa, in Jesus name Amen!
Tanisha Poni 💜
Ps. Don’t be giving that FLIRTY smile out girl.. Don’t get cray-hay-hayzyy!💁
Pss. Your smile is BEAUTIFUL. I don’t care if someone told you any different. They lied. So chuck that out and smile sweetie. 😘