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You Could Be A Smile Maker

I know so many people having a tough week and it is only Wednesday.  I have friends who are sick, ending relationships, struggling financially, praying for a miracle, hoping for a baby, grieving over the death of a friend or just plain burned out.  As I said, it’s been a tough week.  Like the people in my thoughts, we all need a little extra TLC sometimes.

My week will feel better if I can brighten someone else’s day. So here’s a few of the people I think are amazing:

  • If you’re one of those mentioned above you’re in my thoughts and prayers more than you know.  I am humbled by your grace and perseverance.
  • My children’s teachers and caregiver – you are like miracle grow mixed with pixie dust!
  • My kids – you know when to not push me any further (dinner last night) and you back pedal with giggles, hugs and kisses. 
  • My husband – words cannot describe.
  • My fellow bloggers and writers – I have never met most of you but you motivate me and inspire me.
  • My friends – you keep me balanced, you’re there when I cry, you make me laugh and you don’t blackmail me.
  • Those who spend their time helping others.
  • Anyone who shows kindness to a stranger – this truly makes the world better.

So here’s your challenge – tell someone they’re amazing. Write it, say it, sing it, do an interpretive dance.  Just make the week better by making someone else smile, I bet you’ll smile too.

  1. October 6, 2010 at 7:11 am

    ‘…tell someone they’re amazing…’

    Weirdly, I find that really hard to do but but but I would like to say: I did it! This weekend, my best friend got married, and I was a soggy mess of tears and tissue for many reasons (mainly because you know a time in your life is over, no matter what anyone says, things have Changed). But I told her I loved her. I told her she looked so beautiful as a bride. I told her I missed her and I even sent a slightly soggy text saying ‘please don’t forget I exist’ which might have been going a bit far.

    And I never do those things. I am Captain Macho, and with our powers combined, my friend and I are Macho and Machoer. But once you do it, you realise that sometimes it’s important. Although I don’t think either of us made the other one smile – we were both blubbing like babies.

    But I think our hearts were smiling. 🙂

    • October 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm

      Huh, and I totally prefaced that comment with the thought ‘Paige, you are amazing’ except then I forgot to type it because I am un-amazing like that.

      • October 6, 2010 at 3:03 pm

        Saya- so sweet, thank you!!! Your first story already proved your amazing!

    • October 6, 2010 at 2:59 pm

      I love that story! Whether the result is smiles or tears, it’s good for people to know they’re loved!

  2. October 6, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I will tell my friends how amazing they are today! And I’d like to tell it to you as well. I think you are amazing too! I told you before how your blod inspire me, how your life inspire me. Btw, because of your inspiration, I create new blog just to tell my crazy parenting story.. hahaha.. check it out! http://tkmom.wordpress.com/

    • October 6, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      Thanks Sendie-Lou! I will definitely check out your new blog and I saw your post on Sunflowerslady today – love it!

  3. October 6, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Paige, what a beautiful challenge and one I am happy to take on. I will start with you by saying: You inspire me and make me smile, what a beautiful gift that is, my new blogging buddy. Big hugs, Diane

    • October 6, 2010 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Diane! Had I called people out by name you would have been on the short list of bloggers who I consider to be cyber friends! I am smiling thinking of the smiles you gave others today!

  4. October 7, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I choose the medium of interpretive dance. My kids are thrilled. 😉

  5. October 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Well Paige, you are pretty amazing encouraging us to share with others who are having a rough time. Thanks so much for this inspiring post and I will do my best to live up to your challenge! 🙂

    • October 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm

      Paula – I am inspired by others who truly are amazing!

  1. October 8, 2010 at 6:34 am

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