A smile can brighten a day. The simplest thing can bring a smile to my face. From seeing my husband first thing in the morning, receiving a call from a friend, hearing the birds sing on a sunny day…they all bring a smile to my face.
Saturday we had a freak snow storm with our town getting over 8 inches of snow. Some towns received over 20 inches. During winter that would not be unusual but it broke a 185 year old record for snowfall in October. The storm caused major power outages because most of the trees still had their leaves. The heavy wet snow brought down tree limbs that in turn brought down power and cable lines everywhere. We had a lot of damage to our apple trees as well.
Today our electrical power came back on as well as our internet service. If I see one of the repair crews still out working, I will definitely give them a big smile and “thank you” for giving us two items that we sometimes take for granted. Those repair crews were working in the snow, the cold and the dark of night to make hundreds of thousands of people’s lives a little more comfortable and convenient.
I thought I would share this little note that was waiting for us in our room at the Hotel Gardena in Ortisei, Italy.
A smile costs nothing, but gives much.
It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment,
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich to get along without it.
It’s a sign of friendship.
A smile brightens the day
and brings cheer to the discouraged.
And if you ever meet someone
who doesn’t give you a smile you deserve,
be generous, and give them one of yours,
because no one needs a smile so much
as someone who has no more to give!
When I started my blog, I wrote a post about simple things that make you smile. Today I am smiling because I have electricity and internet service. You don’t realize how much you depend on something until you don’t have it.
The computer is up and running, and I can catch up with everyone’s comments and new posts. I would love to hear what brings a smile to your face.