After I left my job, I gave myself a week off before really focusing on my new job. I hadn't taken a week off in over three years and I really needed that time to get my mind cleaned out from the drama I had just gone through at work and to prepare myself for a whole new chapter in my life.
One day I was getting some much needed tasks done around the house when I caught my reflection in a mirror as I was passing by and I saw something I hadn't seen in a very long time. I saw a TRUE smile.
I smile a lot, when I was in school one of the names the kids used to call me was smile-y. Not that I was always super happy or friendly, in fact I've always been an introvert and never wanted attention on me. But, it's always nice to be kind and if you don't have anything else to give, you can always give someone a smile.
But there are different kinds of smiles, and most of the time I do have a smile on my face. although I had caught myself not smiling a few times as the job issues were happening and for me to not be smiling really is unusual, but I was so unhappy that it started showing on my face.
But on THAT day, as I was just going about my business, I saw a real, true, peaceful, content smile. I surprised me! It really did. It made me start to wonder about when the last time that I had seen THAT smile on my face. Sadly, I couldn't even remember the last time, but it was nice to see it again.
Since that day, I've seen that smile a lot more often as The Lord is teaching me to focus on the little things in life that matter the most.
Life is about Lovin' those little things in each day that make up the journey that we call life.