A smile is not always a little thing; sometimes its the hardest thing to conjure….but it is always the easiest thing to give away.
When I drop my son off at Kindergarten each morning, I park in the parking lot and walk him across the drive. I could wait in line and
throw him let him jump from the car as I glide past the entryway….but this little bit of extra effort makes him happy. It is less stressful to him (and, frankly, to me) to hold his hand and walk up to the classroom door where I can hug him goodbye and plant one large, embarrassing Mom Kiss on his face as I send him off into the world.
This morning when I was returning to my car, one of the women who very faithfully directs traffic and monitors the parental drop off craziness each and every morning said to me: “I just love seeing you every morning, you always wear such a great smile”.
Despite my harried mornings, despite my often dragging spirit and the bags under my eyes… I’ve been smiling…and apparently it makes someone else’s day. THAT is something to smile about.
It’s the little things in life that make the difference….and not always just to ourselves.
This photo was taken by my friend Kristen from Dine and Dish during a photo shoot that my other fabulous friend Sandra from Sandra Hale Photography was doing during our (not so) recent get away in November.