I heard somewhere that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. I really don’t know if that information is accurate, but it’s one of those things that makes you feel good regardless.

Today, I was hit with news that literally blew me. My first instinct was to frown and maybe even cry. But, what I’ve been coming to terms with lately is that neither of those options changes my situation. Tears only stain my face and a frown brings unwarranted questions from my coworkers. (It’s Monday, no one has time for that.)

Instead, I’m choosing to smile in spite of my situation. To be totally honest, it just is what it is. Regardless of how I’m feeling or what things look like, God has been making a way literally out of no way. I’m choosing to smile as I walk by faith and definitely not by sight. I’m choosing to smile because regardless of the situation, I have breath in my body and movement of my limbs. I’m choosing to smile because things could always be worse.

No matter what you're going through. Make that conscious effort to smile. Click To Tweet It’s only a test and there’s triumph on the other side of tragedy. 


“And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.” -Romans 8:28

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