We all have the choice of whether we smile or frown. They say it takes fewer muscles to smile. Why make life harder. If you listen to a beautiful singer their voice is always brighter with a smile. Make your life as bright as you can.
This may seem a simplified view of the world, but if you can boil things down to these simple elements, then life can quickly become more manageable. When you find yourself faced with a disappointing meal in a restaurant, you can choose to smile and chalk it up to part of the adventure or frown and ruin the entire night. When you find yourself facing a difficult loss in your life you can assume the worst or give it up to God, sing a beautiful hymn and find grace in the larger picture.
I once thought I needed all of the answers. I thought it was easier when I knew the why behind everything. It was not until I learned to smile and trust in God that I found peace with the larger message. It would have been so easy for me to become bitter and angry when I lost my leg, or even earlier when my foot was crushed along with most of my dreams. Today I find that I serve a larger purpose with my leg and have been able to help countless children to understand differences in people. I believe that my loss has helped to strengthen the lives of a future generation.
So I ask you, Smile or Frown? You get to choose but remember there is always a bigger picture and God will always walk beside you. Why make your life harder?