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A Wink And A Smile!

This morning I woke up wondering what to write about today.  Some nights I go to bed knowing what I will write about the next morning.  Sometimes I write a series so the next blog is a given.  But I never really worry about what I’m going to write because usually the Lord gives me the topic at some point.

This morning I woke up still not sure what I was going to write about and when I took our little dog out, there it was!! Right there in the sky.  It was there yesterday morning, too but so bright and clear this morning.  It was a wink and a smile.

As soon as I opened the patio door shades, I said “well good morning, Lord” and it was as if He said “good morning, Deanna” and smiled at me.  I said, “I was wondering what to write about” and then it was as if He winked at me.

I’ve been watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel this week (Christmas in July) and on a few of them there is a Santa Claus who has that magical smile, twinkle in his eye and a little wink to let the child, or even the adult know, that he’s got this thing covered….that there is a little extra special love and Santa magic going on.

That’s how I felt when I saw the moon crest and the bright star next to it.  God was giving a wink and a smile that He’s got today covered and this whole week as I go to Proverbs 31 She Speaks writer and speaker conference.  I cannot wait to see what He has in store for me this week.  It’s going to be fun to spend time with new and old friends and hear some great speakers and bring back lots of ideas.

I want you to look around today and see God’s wink to you.  He’s got you covered in your worries, your fears, your good times and your bad.  He smiles down on you when you show love to your neighbor and kindness to a stranger.  Sometimes He’s right there just waiting to be noticed in the smallest of things…. like a wink and a smile.  Pay attention so you don’t miss Him.


Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 4

Remember the commercial for Coca Cola years ago that had a kid giving Mean Joe Green a Coke and the phrase was “Have a Coke and a Smile?”  The kid smiled at the massive football player, gave him a Coke and then the man, who never smiled, smiled back!

The Twelve Days of Kindness challenge today is simple.  SMILE at someone!

It may seem a little awkward or a little weird at first, but make eye contact with someone you meet and SMILE.  You can say “Good Morning” or “Merry Christmas” or “Have a good day”!  But just watch people’s reaction change into a SMILE.

And if you do this all day…………you won’t be able to wipe the SMILE off your face!

Have a great sunshiney day!  Emoji

Skip & Smile

I Thessalonians 5:16 – Be joyful always!

The word JOY makes me happy.  It makes me want to skip!

Do you remember skipping as a child?  Wasn’t that the funnest thing?  Not running.  Not walking.  But skipping.  It was simple.  It made me smile.  It is a reminder of being young and carefree and happy.  When I think of being a child, I think of jumping rope, playing checkers, playing jacks, playing hopscotch, blowing bubbles and skipping.

Those things make me smile.  Life was simple and fun.  The world isn’t as simple today.  Children aren’t satisfied with skipping for fun.  But God is the same today as He was back then.  We can still find the JOY in the simple things.

Go out and skip today.  No one is watching………..and so what if they are.  I bet it brings back a simple memory for them and makes them smile!  So go on………….. SKIP a little.  Emoji