Friday, June 8, 2012

A Simple Smile, Words of my Heart by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Your head is pounding as you roll over and glance at the alarm clock. Why didn't you hear it?

You jump from the bed debating if you should skip your shower and decisively begin to pull on your clothes.  You race out into the living room just in time for your nose and smelling abilities to catch up with your foot as you slide across the wood floor in a 'present' the dog left for you because he did not get outside in time.

Cleaning that up put you back another five minutes as you hurriedly back out of the driveway and head to the meeting you are late for.  Your mind is spinning frantically putting together the information you need to present and hoping you remembered the disc you burned last night to show as the presentation.

That is when you saw the red lights blinking in the rear view window.  Five minutes later you pull away with a ticket laying on the seat next to you, and you are pretty beat down.  Time for a conversation with God. Better late than never.  You cannot fix anything that happened. It is behind you. You have to get yourself composed again and refocus on something bigger than the meeting you are late for.

From Lori's Reflections Sharing a smile.

Parking the car, you take a deep breath and gather your things heading into the building. A young child meets you at the door looking up into your face flashing you a huge smile.

The entire morning of chaos is suddenly melted away by the gift from God of those trusting eyes and the engaging smile.

Share a smile today with someone. It could be a life changing moment for them.

Words of my Heart, Laurie
A Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.  O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Show me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Psalm 25:1-4

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Word of the Heart to share.... by Laurie Pace