I Smile Because There Is Hope

Every night as I lay on my bed, waiting for sleep to engulf me, I think about my day..what I did or failed to do. What I could have done better or worse… Today am feeling particularly down for no apparent reason. Having one of those bad feelings that make you just want to cry. Its craizy because I cannot even pinpoint what it is. Maybe its how my day started. Maybe it doesnt have to ens this way. Yes. I can only just wonder and try to fix up a reason.

But what of people who actually have real stuff to cry about. Stuff worth crying about?? I think this through and immediately I feel this overwhelming shame at how inconsiderate I can be sometimes. Sad for no reason..really! More like selfish!!

Then I begin to cheer up because I have all the reason to be happy! Am Alive. Am healthy. I have shelter, food, a family that’s got my back. I have found love. Or love found me..So I begin to count my blessings one by one and everything seems to brighten up now. I have been sleeping with a smile on my face for the past many days and its not going to change now. I try to make it a habit..going to sleep happy and peaceful..knowing that I have done my best living my day..savouring every moment of it.

I sleep with a smile..with a hope to see a better tommorow. That even though tonight might feel dull and blue…atleast I have another chance-tommorow. #selftherapy


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I came across this beautiful story and though I must share it with you beautiful people..
“A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence.
It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout..

We all stood there, under the awning, just inside the door of the Wal-Mart.
We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed up their hurried day.
I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt and dust of the world. Memories of running, splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of my day.

Her little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in, ‘Mom let’s run through the rain,’
She said.
‘What?’ Mom asked.
‘Let’s run through the rain!’ She repeated.
‘No, honey. We’ll wait until it slows down a bit,’ Mom replied.

This young child waited a minute and repeated: ‘Mom, let’s run through the rain..’
‘We’ll get soaked if we do,’ Mom said.
‘No, we won’t, Mom. That’s not what you said this morning,’ the young girl said as she tugged at her Mom’s arm.
‘This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and not get wet?’
‘Don’t you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, ‘ If God can get us through this, He can get us through anything! ‘ ‘

The entire crowd stopped dead silent.. I swear you couldn’t hear anything but the rain.. We all stood silently. No one left. Mom paused and thought for a moment about what she would say.

Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child’s life. A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.
‘Honey, you are absolutely right. Let’s run through the rain. If GOD let’s us get wet, well maybe we just need washing,’ Mom said.

Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They got soaked.

They were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars. And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.

Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious memories…So, don’t forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories every day.
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.


They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.”


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