Don’t Forget to SMILE!

Even if you feel silly smiling at a screen do it. Now. SMILE!

It’s scientifically proven that smiling makes your brain feel happy. Next time you’re mad at someone or frustrated at something, just SMILE. But a real, teeth showing SMILE. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

I’ve noticed when I go around shopping, school, work, just wherever, that not that many people SMILE. You don’t have to be mr. SMILE at everyone and everything all the time, but smiling at people (especially if they smile first) is a courteous thing to do. And it makes everyone feel good. Why? Because we’re transferring our joy to another person. It’s like a tiny pinch of love that we’re sending to them, whether we know them or not.

Nowadays we are so focused on what we’re doing and where we are going, mostly with our eyes on the screen in our hands, that we don’t focus on people anymore. In line at the coffee shop, getting milk like the person next to you, walking in the park and passing someone by. There’s no harm in a nice little SMILE that can brighten someone’s day AND make you feel happy!

We don’t know what people are going through, what their struggles are. Maybe their having a bad day, maybe they just had something happen to them. Maybe their life just sucks right then. Your SMILE could help them keep going.

Just like a kind word we say, a SMILE is something that makes that person feel so much better. They may even SMILE at someone else. We can touch so many people, cheer them up, make them know they are loved, if we only SMILE. It’s a chain reaction. I SMILE at you. You SMILE at someone else, and so on. Try it! You may even save a life! A precious God given life! You can let someone know they are loved and cared for, that they are worth it! I think the genuine, joyful SMILE is worth it!

So I encourage you to go out and SMILE. At your family, your dog, your friends, the cashier, the UPS guy, that random person who happens to make eye contact with you. We can change the world by smiling. We just have to try!

❀ I love you guys and am sending a big, big SMILE to you right now! πŸ˜€

 

What I am/have been/will be doing :)

Hello! I hope your summer is going great, like mine! Here is some stuff that I’m doing right now, and hopefully you enjoy my little life update! πŸ˜€

In May, after the semester finished, I did get a job. I really enjoy working and having a job to do (or school) and I also wanted the money. πŸ˜› Obviously…. lol However, I ended up quitting a couple of weeks ago, due to some circumstances at work and stuff, and now I am actually really happy I did that! At first, when I quit I wanted to look for another job because I like working, but I didn’t. I realized that for the past couple of years I had been working or doing school non-stop and I needed a break. So, I am really grateful I am in the situation where I don’t need the money to live, and I can just take the summer off. So that’s what I am doing! I think I did need a break before I started sophomore year in college and it’s really nice to just chill. I haven’t done that in so long. You know, even when you have a vacation or you get a weekend off or whatever, you still feel like you have stuff to do and you never fully relax. So it’s super awesome to be able to do that now!

So now I am enjoying the summer. The heat has finally hit us here in MT. It’s been so cool for the past few weeks, and the 4th was the coolest 4th I have ever seen! It was like 60 degrees F! So, yeah. The heat has finally come, it truly feels like summer, and I am just really finally enjoying it! I get to go out, do fun stuff, read lots of books (which I’ve been missing), and watch movies…it feels like a permanent weekend. It’s great! So I hope you can enjoy your summer as well, wherever you are! Continue reading

How Cucumbers Changed My Life…

Yes, I mean it. Cucumbers did change my life. For real. Not clickbait. Find out the whys, hows and wherefores:

I have really bad seasonal allergies. I am allergic to pretty much everything at least six months out of the year. But this year has been the worst so far! Last month (pre-cucumbers) I basically looked awful: I was puffed, my eyes were red, swollen and itchy, I sneezed once every minute, my sinuses hurt, I had headaches, etc…. I basically felt like crap and I’m sure some of you guys can relate.

So, one day I went to the doctor (which I am always reluctant to do because I’ve tried it before and non of the allergy meds they have given me have worked) because my eyes were soooo bad. I mean awful. I got prescriptions eye drops, but the pharmacy wouldn’t have them ready till the next day.

That evening my Mom (God Bless Moms!!) told me to put some cucumber on my eye. I had been putting cold clothes on my eyes and stuff, but it hadn’t really done anything and my mom thought cucumber wouldn’t warm up so fast. So, I agreed and went to sleep with some cucumbers on my eyes like a magazine cover. πŸ˜‰Β  Continue reading

1st Time Voting!!!

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚

I voted for the first time today, in our state’s primaries. It’s something that’s not a big deal on the outside, it’s just a piece of paper. But it really made me think how lucky we are to be living in a democracy. We are so fortunate to be able to make our choice heard, count and determine the future of our country.

One vote may not seem like a lot, but it’s one more toward what you believe in. Not voting is giving the opposition a point. By not voting you are not opposing their vote. It’s so important to vote. We should never take it for granted.

So anyway, it was pretty exciting to be able to vote for the first time! Yikes, that means I am already 18….I feel sorta old. ;P It’s great though. I love growing up.

I am also working on a post with life updates and really nice ‘story time’ one. So look forward to that! Hope you all are enjoying summer cause I sure am! ❀