So apparently I won my first blogging award from Michelle Woodman over at This Time Around!
This award comes with a condition that I provide you with 11 fascinating (and quite random) facts about me as well as answering the following questions from Michelle.
Here I go.
Questions from Michelle
So now you know a little more about me, have a great Tuesday!
This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing some sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River near Abbotsford with my Dad and brothers. We had a blast hanging out on the river and swimming when it got too hot to fish (+40 C.)
Both on my way out there, and back home, I made a startling observation while in the two airports.
I believe my generation has possibly forgotten (or perhaps has never been taught) the power released by smiling at a stranger.
Maybe it’s just me and my extrovert personality, but I like to interact with people around me.
I find that a smile is often all it takes to remove the akwardness and tension in a room.
That being said, I am sure that there will always be a percentage of people who are nervous about flying, or about getting selected for the random full body pat down *shudder*, or maybe some had just said goodbye to a loved one.
Regardless, it sure got me thinking about what I look like to other people as I stroll through the crowds of people. Do I have the joy of the Lord on my face? Do I look like I am enjoying life? Do I walk confidently? Do I look like I have anything that someone who doesn’t know Jesus yet would want?
It’s something to think about for this week.
We’re not supposed to fit into this world, we’re here to make a difference.
Let’s start small.
I challenge you to smile at someone today that you normally wouldn’t.
I guarantee that you will feel great, and that person will feel better too.
You never know what some people are facing, and how much a smile can mean to them.