“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
…then go somewhere where everyone is smiling! I was reminded of this while getting drenched in the water park at Great Wolf Lodge over the past few days. Though drops of water clouded my vision, I could still clearly see happiness everywhere I looked: A toddler grabbing at pop-up fountains with his chubby little fingers, families laughing together while buckets of water fell on their heads, the excitement in someone’s eyes (no matter what their chronological age is!) as they plummeted into the pool from their wild water slide adventure. You couldn’t help but feel joyful when that’s all you were surrounded by. The trip definitely crushed out any crankiness I felt–and I’d love for you to feel the same way.
I encourage you to venture somewhere this weekend that’s bound to bring a smile to your face. You can always find happy people at a park, an ice cream parlor or candy shop, a sporting event (as long as their team is winning!) or even a concert. Find a place where other people’s cheerful faces will either lift your spirits or just keep your good mood going! I’d love to hear about some of your favorite “crankiness crusher” locales. Perhaps your go-to happy spot will inspire someone else to seek out some positive energy instead of feeling blah all day.
Hope you have a great weekend!