A new challenge by Sally this month was to choose our own theme. I chose smiles because that is my favorite thing to do and to see. In every country that I have been blessed enough to visit I have found favorite smiles. I sort of collect them. When I feel down or angry, I can look back on some of my favorite smiles. If you look past through my posts, you can see all of my favorite smiles so far. Smiles from family. Smiles from old friends. Smiles from new friends. I have found people who just look angry and annoyed and yet when I smile at them, they almost always smile back. Sure there are those that do not. But in my experience, for the most part they usually do. I hope you enjoy my most recent collection of smiles from Egypt.
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. Paramahansa Yogananda
From my last post. One of my favorite most recent smiles. My driver to the airport who got a call during the ride letting him know that his wife just had a baby boy. They had been waiting 5 years for this news.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa
On a visit to the Egyptian Museum, these adorable young kids visiting the museum asked if they could take their picture with me. I in turn asked if i could take my picture with them. I LOVE this picture and love that they wanted to take their picture with me. How fun is this.
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. Henri Nouwen
A person is just a person. A job is just a job. We do not know why someone looks angry (Resting bitch face? Maybe?) or sad (Really actually sad and alone?). We will never know why unless we engage. Maybe you will get a positive response or possibly just an angry grunt. You will never know unless you engage. Every single sad or angry looking face I encountered above eventually smiled. Maybe I just wore them down, I don’t know. But engagement brought life to the face. To theirs and mine as well.
A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. Tom Wilson
The tour we went on introduced me to a bunch of new smiles that still make me happy to look back on and remember. What a great trip. Still smiling from the fun.
View other entries for this week’s challenge :
challenge-all-ears; 2016/11/28/-for-sally-ds-mobile-photo-challenge; the-tea-house-goddess; netdancer.com/2016/11/28; challengers-choice-landscape; chihulys-basket-series; challenge-challengers-choice; 2016/11/30/the-fernery-2; challengers-choice-nature-of-flowers; zimmerbitch