I wanted to write about pumpkins.
Because these tutorials are amazing.
You should totally check them out.
But right now….all I can think about is smiling.
Yesterday I was in the Wal-mart check-out line…..smiling to myself.
I was on the phone looking at this amazing pumpkin graphic and thinking about the great sale they had on long-sleeved t-shirts and I that I just discovered I could special order pumpkin cupcakes from the bakery with orange sprinkles on top.
It was a good day in the Wal-mart check-out line.
I was so full of joy at that moment….it was literally like…..my heart was smiling.
Still smiling (there may have even been some humming)….I gathered my purchases and turned to leave.
And as I left the check out lane….I happened to catch the eye of a lady in the next aisle over.
A lady who looked so sad and downtrodden.
Like the cares of the world were weighing heavy on her shoulders.
Like she didn’t have a pumpkin graphic or a sale on t-shirts or orange glitter pumpkins to make her day a little brighter.
And I paused.
I paused for just the tiniest of seconds.
And then I smiled.
I smiled a simple smile of encouragement. A smile of joy. A smile from my heart.
And as I smiled….she just stared at me.
She simply stared blankly in my direction.
Determined….I smiled even harder….willing her to smile back.
And then I saw it.
That little glimpse of a grin. A grin that got bigger and bigger. A grin from her heart.
I wanted to wink. I wanted to giggle. I wanted to tell her to pass the smile onto someone else.
Actually…..I really wanted to tell her about the sale on t-shirts over in the middle aisle.
But I didn’t.
I just smiled back and walked away with an overwhelming feeling of joy.
I think smiles are a lot like that.
They are wonderful…..
…..but so much better when shared with someone else.
PS On your journeys today…..if you see someone in need of a little smile….can you share one of yours 🙂
PPS Here are 35 crazy cool pumpkin ideas guaranteed to make you smile, too! Just click here for all the tutorials!
Please note: This post was sponsored by Hometalk but all smiling opinions and joy were completely and utterly my own. For more information see my disclosure policy.