Laugh…

Sometimes life gets a little too serious… so good advice here:

“Laugh as often as possible. You must. Because the world will offer you every reason to weep. So as often as possible, you laugh. That, I think, is part of the Great Love”. (Maya Angelou)

  

Smile

The Mentalist is a show I recently caught up with and its one I have enjoyed watching, not least because of Simon Baker (pictured). He has the most amazing smile. And when he smiles, you cannot help smiling too. It is an involuntary response.

    

Smiling is contagious – be the reason someone smiles today!

Waiting to Be Revealed

 

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We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is someone valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

e.e. cummings

(found at inward/outward)

If you are experiencing self doubt, spend time with people who lift your spirits and make you feel good about yourself. Avoid those who pick away at your confidence and who try to pull you down to their level. Life is too short to be  with people who suck the life blood from you.

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(Pictures: Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes)

Struck down?

I was planning to do a Lenten cartoon series, but I never quite got it started (story of my life at the moment)!

Anyway, here is the first  in my occasional series of cartoons for Lent (apologies to those of you who have already seen this on my Facebook page).

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Don’t know where I found this, and I don’t think it is a genuine Calvin & Hobbes cartoon, but  it made me laugh 🙂

Trading Joy

The trading of joy comes naturally because it is of the nature of joy to proclaim and share itself. Joy cannot contain itself, as we say. It overflows.

Frederick Buechner

This was this morning’s thought from inward/outward, and it came through just as I was thinking about the worship theme for this coming Sunday (yes I am starting back to work at last).

I was thinking about recognition and how we all need to be recognised, appreciated and loved. And I was reminded of this wonderful short film, part of which I am hoping to show on Sunday morning.

So if you have a dose of the Monday morning blues – then grab a coffee, put your feet up and watch this – I guarantee it will make you smile 🙂