Somewhere out there someone has lost their smile. Share a pic on our Facebook page today of what makes you smile and help give a smile to someone who needs it! #tkwshareasmile
I started this movement a month or so ago back on Facebook where I needed help smiling. I lost my reason to smile. The result was incredible. The outpouring of love from you all was truly overwhelming. Then what surprised me, and moved me to tears, were the private emails and messages from folks thanking me for this. They, too, lost their smile. Some are battling cancer, some a heart-crushing loss of a loved one, some that just are down on their luck.
That’s when it made me think. If a seemingly, selfish act (my post) can help me and so many others than this needs to be a regular posting on my site and Facebook. In a world where there is so much hate and negativity, let’s help give others hope by simply sharing a smile. Post a pic on Facebook of what makes you smile – it can be your kids, your fur babies, a saying, sunrise, or just a plate of crispy bacon. Everywhere I’ll capture some of those images and compile them into a collage to share with those of you that aren’t on Facebook.
How can you not smile at these images??? A beautiful family photos to a much-needed Bloody Mary – these are the things that bring smiles to our faces. The middle top picture of the beautiful girl and her dog – this one is special to me. Her name is Stephanie and she is the very first friend I ever made. 40+ years of friendship and we’re still going strong. We met in pre-school when we were 4 years old. I saw her sitting on the floor playing with a twirly top. I wanted to play with her as she looked like a new friend. She said no, bobbed me on the head with the top and walked away. She denies this from ever happening but it did *wink* lol However she came back, sat down beside and we started playing together. This girl… she’s amazing! And of course I have to give a shout out to my Pittsburgh Penguins fans! #3elieve
Then they got the email post with the weekly pictures. This person said they looked at all of the pictures and couldn’t help but smile, and laugh a little. They had a little ray of sunshine in their life and it was because of ALL OF YOU! While they wished to stay anonymous, they asked that I extend a sincere thank you as you made them smile give them a bit of hope.
But this is what this is about – just sharing and being real. These pictures make so many people smile and warms their heart. I have a dear friend that is starting chemo in a few weeks and I know this will help him in some small way. It’s a way to show that even though we’ve never met and you live a bajillion miles away, I’m thinking about you.
So today, post a picture on this Facebook thread (you can’t add pictures here) about what makes you happy and tag it with hashtag #tkwshareasmile. Keep it family friendly, please.