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I’m at the end of hearing the negativity that surrounds our day-to-day.  How much more Debbie downer info can I cram into my brain?  Seriously.  Every moment of the day, I feel like it is encompassed by some form of drama or negative attention.  I log onto the computer at work, and the homepage pops up full of events going on in the world – the majority of them focusing on who’s mad at who, or who did what to who or what country is going down the tube faster than another country.  The TV, the radio, even conversations with other adults all ultimately end up being some sort of doomsday conversation.  I can’t take anymore.  Do I know there are issues in the world?  YES.  Do I know that these issues won’t fix themselves?  YES.  Do I understand that change begins with me and at home?  YES.  But, I also refuse to believe that our world is full of hate.  I believe we, as people, are good.   I have to.  I refuse to believe anything else because if I believe that hate is winning, then it will win.  and I don’t like to lose.

What else do I believe?

I believe that love does win every time.

I believe that laughter truly is the best medicine.

I believe that smiling is contagious.

I believe that kindness matters.

I believe that sweatpants should be business casual.

I believe that acting childish to have fun is appropriate.

I believe that eating dessert first is a-okay.

I believe in treating others the way that I want to be treated.

I believe that the grass is never truly greener.

I believe that hatred is learned and taught, but can be easily corrected.

I believe in second chances.

I believe in long romances.

I believe in eating pizza from a gas station.

I believe in having an entire birthday month.

I believe that movies are never better than the books.

and last, but not least….I believe in each and every one as you are reading this.  I truly do.  We are good, all of us.  We are capable of spreading laughter, joy and love to each other from all different parts of the world.

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So, let me ask a favor of you.  In the comment section, please tell me where you are from, and tell me one amazing, kind, loving, moving, happy thing going on in your part of the world.  No drama, no negativity.  Just pure happiness.   It can be about anything.  About you, your country that you live in, your town that you live in, anything.

I’ll start!  Today, I was embraced so loving and pure from my daughter that my heart almost burst from happiness.    I’m so lucky to be loved unconditionally.  <3 and in my town, we are prepping for Halloween festivities by getting our neighborhood ready for our annual Halloween event.  Our house provides hot dogs and an outdoor movie for all the trick or treaters.  Halloween time is so magical in our neighborhood.  <3

Now, your turn.  Share something magical, amazing, loving – anything that makes you happy to be you, or to live where you live.

No matter what part of the country or the world that we live in, we can make each other smile so easily. So, why wouldn’t we?   Let’s spread happiness, not hate! 🙂

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134 thoughts on “A Smile Speaks Every Language”

  1. Love this post. I agree with lots of your points, especially eating dessert first (I am a former pastry chef. Dessert will always have a piece of my heart) and having an entire month of birthday (Mine is coming up next month — Woohoo!) I am Indonesian. We are known to smile to strangers easily and when we laugh, we do it the big way – the teeth showing, ear-to-ear big grin or laugh. Smile. It’s free 🙂

    1. Thena says:

      I love this!!! <3 Smiling back at ya!

  2. Joyce Marie says:

    Yes! Yes! Yessss! To all of this! We need more love, more smiles, more positivity! I too believe all these are possible and I’ve made a conscious decision to BE the change. So I smile more often, I encourage more, I love a little harder and honestly it’s been an amazing journey!

  3. Jennifer Bly says:

    There’s so much good where I live. For example, this past weekend, a woman from my church showed up on our doorstep with a care package of food and gifts. The love in that package was palpable.

    As for myself… last week I had this epiphany that I need to radiate more joy and smile more often. I’ve been smiling and warm to everyone I encounter. It’s contagious. I’ve been surprised at how people reciprocate and smile back.

    I’ve seen moods completely shift. A smile is a great thing… and it’s free to give.
    xoxo
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    1. Thena says:

      Sounds like you are surrounded by love!

  4. Kiersten says:

    Oh my goodness! I loved this post. Thank you for taking the time to write it out so thoughtfully!!! I agree with so much of what you said!! And I LOVE TO SMILE!! (I have the wrinkles to prove it.)

  5. Amy says:

    I also believe that sweatpants should be business casual!

    I live in a rural little area South of Tallahassee. My blessing is that I get to practice that form of business casual everyday! I do not have to commute to work and my office view is my backyard which is 90 acres of untouched forest.

    1. Thena says:

      Totally. Jealous.

  6. Juli says:

    Thank you for such a reminder, it really is the simplest of things that we love doing that will make us truly happy.

  7. Girl city says:

    Acting childish to have fun is appropriate. Yes! Your post makes me smile. Thanks for the positive energy. 🙂

  8. Echo says:

    I love this! When I used to work at head start having a smile, making connections, and having fun made all the difference in the days of some of those kids. Smiles are for everyone.

  9. Tori says:

    Hi! What a great post – so uplifting.
    Today, I went out for the day with my friend and my god-daughter. We went to a Scarecrow Festival and my god-daughter said hello and goodbye to all the “scareys.” My heart was SO full of love at her gorgeous attempts to say scarecrow and the way she was so focused on spotting them. I loved that this kind of event is happening in my local area so I can have these experiences.

  10. Christina says:

    What a refreshing post. I’m tired of the negativity too.

    I’m from the Pacific Northwest. Currently the leaves are changing colors. There are lots of free festivals for all ages. My son has had so much fun for little to no cost. I’m also happy to see my local Buy Nothing group on Facebook is active; so many people giving and so many thankful recipients.
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    1. Thena says:

      Leaves changing are the best!

  11. Ithfifi says:

    Beautiful post and I can only agree with everything you’ve said you believe in. Love does win all and I don’t believe we are born to hate. I want to say also that I love the way you write, reading your posts feels like talking to a good friend somehow 🙂 Something positive going on.. I’m not sure about locally but I feel like I have a life!! I’m starting to look for work and am aiming towards building a future. My family play a big part, they fill my heart with love and happiness 🙂
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    1. Thena says:

      <3 Hello friend! :-) So happy for you!

  12. Tennille M. says:

    The beauty of it all is that a smile costs you nothing! We absolutely need more positive vibes and smiles in the world. Beautiful post.

  13. Aitza B says:

    I believe in having an entire birthday month. *snaps*

    I believe in birthday months and half birthdays. Celebrate yourself twice a year good people

  14. This is truly amazing to read and lifted me up. The world can be a wonderful beautiful place and it hurts to hear and see horrible things happen. And it all starts with teaching and raising our kids with love laughter and respect.

  15. Cia Black says:

    Let’s see what make me happy about where I live, I love the we have a local walking path that follows the river across the train tracks from our house. I love the scene in the winter time, while cold we have a clear shot of the waterside from our master bedroom and you can smell the new beginnings forming underneath all that frost.. I love that our park of made of wood and built by the fire department, I still remember the awe in my children’s eyes as we watched them lower the slide into place. But what makes me smile most about our neighborhood is when we walk down the street everyone is so friendly and kind. We always get hello’s and smile returned to us.

  16. Lisa says:

    Nice post. Now I want gas station pizza! 😉

  17. Stacie Hough says:

    I was finally able to get a new job… after a lot of issues at my previous one.

  18. Love this. I’ve found smiling to be the best way to communicate when travelling, if you don’t speak the same language, the smile really is universal.

  19. Well, my favorite season is fall ~ the leaves changing color, the weather getting cooler and Christmas is my favorite holiday ~ the lights, music, family, the meaning so I love this time of year and makes me so happy. Thanks for reminding us to smile 🙂
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  20. Great post and Halloween in your neighborhood sounds like lots of fun. I am in Southern California. A great thing happening in my life is the renovation of my home and plans for moving forward.
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    1. Thena says:

      Renovations are so much fun!!!

  21. Mel says:

    I totally agree – a smile speaks so much. So important to be positive
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  22. Love and kindness do matter and sweatpants are so comfortable, making them acceptable in the workplace could increase work performance.

  23. Bonnie says:

    I live in San Antonio Texas. The most amazing thing is I’m reducing my work hours to grow my business. I’m about to take the plunge.
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    1. Thena says:

      That is so great!!

  24. Rose says:

    What a sweet beautiful post. I am in Virginia. My beautiful moment today was seeing my one of my oldest daughters orchestra performances. Tonight they had their concert. All the groups were great. I love hearing the music created by a group of dedicated kids.

    1. Thena says:

      That sounds amazing, what a proud moment!

  25. justine says:

    YESa bout the smiling. I always smile 🙂 sometimes when I’m running I smile while running just to get through the last mile!
    Also — yes yes yes about movies never being better than books!
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  26. Andrea says:

    I am trying to embrace living today like there might not be a tomorrow. Eating dessert and wearing the NEW shirt now, bedtime snuggles as requested.
    I was reminded the other day that good.people do still exist when a stranger stopped to help my husband when he had tire problems on a busy road.
    I live by kill them with kindness, it works!

  27. Love your post — you’re so right — there is soooo much “stuff” everywhere you look & in every conversation. I live in Phoenix, Ariz., and I’m thrilled that fall is here! That means an end to triple digit temperatures, and that I finally get to break out books and (light) sweaters! 🙂
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  28. Lynn woods says:

    I try to suppound myself with only positive people. These are such good lessons !

  29. Gabriella says:

    This was such a motivational post. I love all of the things you believe in and believe in most of them myself. And I’m so with you with being done with negativity. I honestly cannot take any more of it! I have to shut off the news and stop following things on Facebook because there is so much negativity. It was refreshing to read an uplifting post like this one. Thank you!

  30. this is a wonderful post! simple things are the best in life, and u have expressed all of these beautifully! I love to spend time with my children, read stories to them, laughing crazy till tummy hurts kind of things 🙂

  31. Love this! We definitely need more love and positivity in life x
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  32. I’m from Cardiff and today my children’s school are taking part in a sponsored volley and the parents have been invited to watch it. It was so much fun!

  33. Kacie Morgan says:

    I am a very smiley person naturally. Sometimes, people are shocked to see me smiling at strangers so much, but it’s just natural instinct. When I went to India last year, I was advised not to smile at any men because apparently I was giving off the impression. It’s crazy to consider how powerful a smile can be.

  34. Michele says:

    Love this and all the positive vibes! I am a teacher and sometimes I am so frusturated with children, but if I smile, some anger is released and I am in a better mood. Something so simple can be so powerful <3

  35. Ann says:

    I agree to this 100%! I am a positive, smiling person!
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  36. Such a lovely post. I believe in kindness. It does exist. I believe in folks who say Hello, hold a door and lend a hand. They are real even if not many. I believe in people.

  37. PJ says:

    Yes to all of this! And yes, to sweats being business casual.
    What makes me smile is seeing dogs walking down the street. They’re always so happy! And when they look at you and smile (yes, dogs do smile), it melts your heart. Dogs are joyous, happy creatures. And they make everyone feel better when they pass by.

  38. Dawn says:

    honestly, THIS made me smile. it just came across as really heartwarming and sincere. i love the positivity and inspiration here.

  39. Preet says:

    What an amazing post, I love all the love, smiles and positive vibes this post has and is giving to others too. I love the alone time with my kids when I feel this is the life I want, all the hugs, all the kisses and all the love, the best time of the day which I look forward to. I am the kind of person who gets the compliments of being the nicest, I did even miss a job because they needed someone meaner, strange but funny, haha.

  40. Lynda H says:

    Hello from Japan. Or should I say Konnichi Wa! I am originally from Ireland.

    I love this post. I also love many of the things you have listed.

    I chose to be happy daily. I believe happiness is part choice. No matter what is thrown my way, I chose to see the good in life and be happy. Right now it is dead easy to be happy. I have four healthy happy children who fill me with love everyday. They fill my heart and they fill me with their love.

    Also, it is Halloween – one of my favourite times of the year. And Christmas, another favourite, is just around the corner. But a little story that might fit this post: I was at a festival when from behind a man’s voice said “Hello” (in English) in a sort of shaky unsure voice. I turned around to a senior gentleman, at least 80 years old. I said “Hello” back. We got talking. Turns out he had visited Ireland. We chatted for a while and when it was time to go he gave me some origami he made. Beautiful origami. And some for my children: Pokemon characters and animals. I had nothing to give him back. So I asked if I could take his photo. He was thrilled. And so I did. And I thought to myself; life is good, people are good, there is hope for us all. 🙂

    1. Thena says:

      This made my day. I loved reading this, and thank you for sharing. Much love, friend!

  41. Grace says:

    Your post just says it all!! There is so much hate in the world but love and laughter are soo much stronger than that. It all starts with having a positive mindset and sending out positive vibes. Do what you love and love what you do. Be yourself and let nobody take away your happiness!

  42. Morgan Shaw says:

    I am Morgan from oxford ..we celebrated the first gay pride in the city recently

  43. amanda says:

    I agree desert can be eaten first! I loved reading your post there are some points in which I need to adopt into my own lifestyle

  44. G&D Blog says:

    Thanks for this post. You have no idea how this helps me right now. Debbie Downer is so annoying and she’s everywhere! LOL! But yah, I don’t need to let her win. Am in the process of doing that, and so far, am doing great. And reading posts like this would absolutely help me to be the optimistic person again. 😀

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  45. Beautiful post and smiling is indeed the universal language.
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  46. roamy says:

    I really like the title of your post, it`s something that is free, what is better than fee in this world.I do find it a shame seeing some serious frowning faces when they have no reason to be so serious.
    As you mention in your post, a smile is free and it speaks all languages, you only need to smile to the person next to you in the bus,at the supermarket check out, at the doctor waiting office and both of you soon feel at ease.
    I`ve been in places where I did not speak a single word of the language, but a smile always took me a long way.Really lovely post, thanks for sharing.

  47. I believe in happy endings! I believe that good comes to those who do good.

  48. Katrina says:

    Love love love this a smile costs nothing and there will always be someone more worse off then you in the world

  49. oh i love this! Halloween is my favorite time of year! My neighborhood growing up would go all out and it would just bring such a smile to my face!
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  50. Lisa says:

    A smile can change someone’s day, it’s such an easy thing to do yet can have such an impact. I try to live fully every day and do what I can to make the day better for someone else in the process. And dessert first is a great way to make me smile!

  51. Eloise says:

    I believe in many of the things you’ve listed, great minds think alike ; )
    I live in MN and my happiness today was being goofy with my kids at the table while having breakfast before school… We shared hard, load laughter which is my favorite thing! The most precious thing to share with others is laughter!
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  52. Rebecca says:

    I love this post so much!! I’ve been feeling a lot of negativity this week too so I decided to do some acts of kindness.. makes me feel a little happier anyway! I live in the South of England and it is so beautiful and autumnal here at the moment, red leaves everywhere. I’m looking forward to going for some lovely walks with my children over the next few days – and carving a pumpkin too!

  53. Your post was a wonderful dose of positivity I needed today. Thanks for sharing your lovely perspective. Love and smiles can win anything!

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  54. Aoife says:

    Lovely post!! I love the positivity. I’m from Ireland and one thing I love over here is the sense of humour and fun people have! Thanks for reminding me to notice that!

  55. Anisa says:

    Love everything about this post!! More positivity and smiles and happiness. Such a great post thank you ! I enjoyed reading this

  56. Aditi says:

    Great blog! Spreading positivity always wins! My daughter and her friends made a giant thoughtful card for a friend in the hospital.

  57. Katie says:

    I am often reminded that I need to smile more. Smiles are free, make others feel special, and a smile helps us make friends.
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  58. Kara says:

    smiling is contagious and I make an effort to smile at strangers every day 🙂
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  59. swikriti says:

    i got a smile on my face honestly after reading this beautiful post. Smile speaks every language .

  60. kirsty says:

    A smile can go such a long way and I tend to smile at people in the street as you never know what kind of day they are having. I know exactly what you mean about unconditional love, it’s the best feeling in the world.

  61. Preet says:

    What happy and positive vibes from this post. You did an amazing job spreading the love, happiness, and compassion. The best part of my day which I look forward to and feel happy about is the time I spend with my kids. Great post!
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  62. Tops like these have a way of bringing a smile to your face and can remind others that life isn’t so bad. It’s fashionable and community service all at the same time.

  63. I’m feeling so inspired after reading this – what a perfect way to end the week!!!

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  64. Mistle says:

    Yes to all of this!!! Laughter is the best medicine! If only sweatpants could be business casual. Kindness goes a long way! Great post!

  65. Hello from Gothenburg, Sweden. Around here, we’re being blessed by the gift of Fall. The city looks gorgeous with all the yellows, oranges and reds. Also, Swedish apples are all over the place this time of the year, and they’re truly amazing. I love how every season is so remarkably different here in Sweden (I’m not born here, I’m from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil where the seasons aren’t that distinct!).

  66. I am in total agreement with you. I am a positive person and have also found smiling is very contagious. Love the T-Shirt 😉
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  67. Shubhada Bhide says:

    I feel so happy and I’m smiling while I’m reading your article, smiling can do a lot in our daily lives. It can beautify and can give good vibes not just to us but to others as well.

  68. Candy Rachelle says:

    This post brings us a positivity in life. I am feeling so inspired after reading this. Glad you shared this.

  69. Great post. I’m Lea Ann and I live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. We had snow yesterday and today the sun is shining and we have an absolutely crystal clear view of our majestic Rocky Mountains. That always makes everyone here smile. And also, Whole Foods is opening a new location in downtown Denver and just announces that they’re adding a huge mac and cheese bar inside the store. Does it get any happier than that? 🙂

  70. Amen to sweatpants should be considered business casual!

  71. Tizzy Says says:

    What a great uplifting post. Yes, a smile is definitely contagious

  72. Paige Flamm says:

    I agree with so much of this! Especially eating dessert first because… #sugar!

  73. I reall y like this post. I agree with you that sweat pants should be business casual too 🙂 Smiles are for everyone.

  74. Kara says:

    Yass – love this! positivity is my jam!
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  75. Helene says:

    I am looking forward to a good homemade pizza and another roadtrip soon. That’s what drives me. 🙂

  76. great read 🙂 thank you for this your right so much negativity .we all need to smile more at each other

  77. Glenda says:

    Yes, I agree there is a lot of negativity on social media, and news. Some of the things that make me happy is doing anything that is artsy like designing my website, decorating my house, or dolling myself up.

  78. Good read. No to negativity! Love always wins.
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  79. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely love this post. I am the same way. Yes, I know there are a lot of issues in the world, but I also believe there is more good than bad. If I stopped to think of everything going on, I wouldn’t ever let my boys out of the house. My favorite part of the day is my boys coming to us in the morning with a big smile on their faces ready to start the day. It also usually includes some good morning hugs!
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  80. I love this so much. The comment thread is wonderful. I’m from Wisconsin and tomorrow I hit a goal of doing 30 yoga classes in 30 days. It’s hard and so fulfilling!
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  81. Nathan says:

    Firstly this is a lovely post. We are two bloggers Natnzin from Sri Lanka. I feel its travel which takes me away from all the hectic schedules in life and helps us to relax and keep my mind away from all these negativity. It helps us to meet new people from different realms of the world with different backgrounds and interesting personalities. It takes your mind away from all the busy hassle of the day to day life.

  82. Ting says:

    What a lovely idea. It’s always good to celebrate the positives in life.

  83. Frank says:

    totally agree with you in all of it and i also believe in all of them, Such a great person you are :))

  84. Beola Lawal says:

    This is such an awesome post, there is so much negativity going around that makes us loose sight of the positivity that still exist. I live in Canada and most Canadians are more than nice and polite, strangers smile at you, say helllo or hi, try to give you an helping hand with your stroller or the door, ask how has your day been or how was your night? This is my day day to day life here in Canada, so when I experience any negativity at any point in time, I think of how awesome the positive experience has been for me.
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  85. Oh darling, I absolutely love this. It sounds like you and I are Kindred Spirits. I “believe” everything you do. Especially the part about sweatpants being business casual!
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  86. Elizabeth O says:

    After reading this article. It makes me feel so happy, You bring so much smile and positive vibes to all of us. I really like the positive attitude that you have. Keep it up.

  87. Erica Schwarz says:

    I live in Florida in the US and today we have been running around preparing for a Halloween neighborhood party tonight. I love that I live somewhere with lots of kids and that we can have fun activities like this!

  88. Amy Dong says:

    Dessert first is definitely a-ok in my book! 🙂 Smiles are SO contagious! I try to smile at people whenever I walk by them at the stores or even on my walks/runs. People generally brighten up when someone smiles and says hello 🙂 Laughter is for sure great medicine and us grown ups sometimes need to relearn how to laugh with abandon, like children do.
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  89. Claire says:

    I am loving this positive post and I absolutely agree with you on smiles and laughs! Great way to end the month with this motivating and inspiring post!

  90. I’m from the UK and in my town there’s a huge drive to help a very sick young lady marry her sweetheart.
    Perfect strangers and businesses are offering their help for no reason other than kindness. It’s beautiful x

  91. Ana Ojha says:

    I absolutely loved your post! There’re many things that make me happy such as watching the first ray of the sun that glistened my face, the surreal sunset, watching how fishes swim, chirping of birds and splendid beauty of the mother nature!
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  92. Ifeoluwa says:

    So much positivity in this post! Just the reminder I needed. Sprinkle laughter and kindness like confetti

  93. This was a great post. My hubby is happy you mentioned eating dessert First. Him and my daughters get to eat desserts First twice a week.
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  94. Viola says:

    I’m from Canada and I’m currently teaching English in Japan. This week, I taught a Halloween class to my Elementary grade 5 kids. We all dressed up in costumes and played games. All the beautiful smiles and laughter reminded me how there is love in the world. One of my little girls gave me a little bouquet of plastic flowers and said Happy Halloween! Made my day. Let’s all share love for each other! <3

  95. Thank you for an most inspiring post.

  96. Aitza B says:

    Students at my university started a gofundme campaign for one of th crossing guards so she could knock some travel off of her bucketlist and reunite with her son who she wasn’t seen in over a decade. If that doens’t Make you smile I don’t know what will.
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  97. eating dessert first I will take that option in a heartbeat. This was such a heartwarming post to read
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  98. We need to read more posts like this instead of the quickly shared negativity. Smiling is the best language and I learn that practice the best by children who offer it with thought and effort.
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  99. Jos says:

    You’re right, there is so much negativity in the world. I don’t even like to watch the news anymore because of it. There are lots of fall festivals and activities at pumpkin patches going on right now, which makes me happy!

  100. AMEN! These are such great reminders. We often eat dessert first, like literally. If there is dessert in our house, it is fair game for breakfast. Who wouldn’t want a slice of cake to start their day?
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  101. Jen Temcio says:

    I 100% agree with everything you wrote. I take breaks from the news and then in conversations it sounds like I am not caught up on current events when really it is just that I don’t want to see negative stuff every singe day.

  102. Pammy says:

    I’m from California and they said it’s a place for many happy people who loves having fun out in the sun! There’s a mixture of lot’s of culture and yeah, smiling is like a magic potion that turns the grey sky bright and yellow! It’s always the perfect time of the season!
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  103. Such a beautiful written post! I agree with absolutely everything. Smile says it all and it fix everything, it’s a universal language!
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  104. That’s such a beautiful message for people especially these days. You’re right about too much negativity. It’s about time we put an end to it.

    I’m from Colorado and my family is the good thing that I see and wake up to everyday. Right now we’re at Disney and I could not be more thankful.

  105. Cynthia says:

    What a beautiful post! It made me think for a little bit. There is indeed a lot of negativity around me lately, but one thing makes me smile: I felt my baby moving for the first time a few days ago. I haven’t been able to feel her again but I know she is doing her thing and growing fast which makes me very happy!
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    1. Thena says:

      Yay, that is amazing!!!!!

  106. Lubka Henry says:

    Very sweet post full of positive thoughts and insights 🙂

  107. Smiles and kindness is so important. This is such an inspiring post.
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  108. Great post! I’ve reduced a lot of negativty for myself this year by pruning friends, getting off social and stop reading the news lol it works!
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  109. Jaleby says:

    Wonderful post !! I liked the motivational quote “I believe in second chances.!!!

  110. My daughter is my heart and lights my world, no matter the situation or the day. I know that I shouldn’t let just one thing do that, but she does that for me. Everyday I realize the incredible blessing she is and am eternally grateful.
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  111. NICOLE FLINT says:

    I love smiling! It’s an action that says a thousand words! Sweatpants should definitely be considered business casual sometimes!

  112. Julie Syl says:

    What a good post to read! That’s true every smile speaks every language. I absolutely love this, I sorround myself with my family and friends who’s have positive mind.

  113. Oyinkan says:

    I also believe that love wins all the time. With love, you’re always able to stay positive 😊
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  114. Jake Ferrer says:

    This is really a great post to read! I always smile even though i have a lot of stressed but i still have lot of reasons to smile.
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  115. I am so glad that you shared this reminder. A friend once told me, “Kindness is free”. It is the best gift we can share with others. Through a smile or kind greeting. I think more of it need to be spread around.
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  116. What a beautiful post and it is amazing how the power of a smile can really change our mindset. I love that your daughters unconditional love makes you feel so happy that is so sweet x
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