reasons to smile

7:24 PM Posted by Roo

I have so many reasons to smile yet some days can't see through the tears to remember them. Tonight, I list only a few of my many reasons to smile. I hope to remember to look at this list when I'm feeling down because really? I am blessed beyond measure. I just don't always remember that.
  • A roof over my head. So simple to overlook. I have a home, heat and A/C, running water, toilets and showers that work, a fridge and pantry full of food and a warm cozy bed to sleep in. Some people would give anything for just one of these items.
  • A spouse who doesn't abuse me, helps with kitchen clean-up and kids, works hard so I can stay home with our children and pays our bills on time.
  • Sight. I can see the sunshine, look at my children smiling and enjoy the beauty of the weeds flowers my children pick for me so often.
  • I can hear. This one makes me chuckle because there are some days - boy are there some days! - that I'd prefer to block out the noise. But I really am grateful that I can hear my kids laughing, listen to the rain or ocean waves (I love, love, love the beach!) and hear the little voices singing along to whatever music might be playing at any given time.
  • My friends are awesome. They make me a laugh a lot. And laughter is the best medicine. Need good friends? I can totally hook you up!
  • I am healthy. Yes I have the occasional cold, I might get a headache and my body has its share of aches and pains. But I am healthy. I can walk. Heck, it kills me, but I can even run.
So tell me, what makes YOU smile?


  1. Brooke said...

    sometimes its hard to remember to smile.

    i did the same on Friday - i was having a rough day so I took pictures of all the things around my home that make me smile. doing a post on it next week.

  2. ~Mendie~ said...

    I like this, we all need to step back sometimes and be thankful for what we do have instead of what we don't.

    I am thankful that I have a husband that rubs my back sometimes when I can't sleep.

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