Quote 2: “Make your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”- Unknown
Just to familiarize my readers with me, I used a picture of myself (FYI). Although this quote isn’t particularly deep, it carries great meaning. I have this quote written on the front of my planner so that it’s a daily reminder to smile even when things aren’t as ideal as I would like them to be. We all face day to day trials and feel the hours of stress weigh on our shoulders, but that is no reason to not take time to yourself and remember to smile.
We often lose sight of the simple things because we’re so caught up in the demands of our own lives, but it is a necessity to remember the things we are grateful for and appreciative of. I don’t know about you, but I wake up every morning thankful for another day. Not to mention, I am extremely blessed to have the love of so many friends and family members, and the compassionate love of my boyfriend. When I walk into the kitchen for breakfast, I cannot help but thank of how fortunate I am to make myself a meal and brew myself a hot cup of coffee. I know that sounds silly, but unfortunately there are many populations in this world that go days without food and water.
My point in all of this is, take the time to reflect on the things you have and not on the things you don’t have. Smile because you are blessed and wipe away that frown of stress. Don’t let this crazy world consume you. Change your circumstance by changing your outlook. Change your outlook by looking internally and smiling because you have the ability to think, reflect, and change! 🙂