In our hectic daily lives we have only to pause to realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and it is only in gratitude that our life becomes meaningful and rich. We need to pause to see the many gifts that we have been given and to realize the presence of others that have blessed our lives with their enthusiasm, compassion, and their zest for embracing life to see how truly blessed our lives have become. The only right response for us can be only gratitude for these blessings along with offering our uniqueness in blessing to others and the world. The purpose of ‘Smile On’ will serve a reminder that all life is a gift; that each of us is a blessing and that we are called to express our gift with love and in gratitude.
We are working to establish a Smile On Life as a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate the blessings of life and to offer support those organizations that inspire and support people to share their blessing of life with wisdom and compassion; and, to those organizations that support people being burdened with life-threatening illness. This organization will conduct itself according to those life-giving values modeled by those people who have gone before us but continue to inspire us to share our Uniqueness with wisdom, compassion, passion, respect, and love for the good of the world.
The great physician Dr. Albert Schweitzer once said, “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame with us.”
A smile filled with love and gratitude has the power to light the world, ours and others. So in pausing and asking ourselves, “on what or on whom do I choose to ‘Smile On’ in this moment,” we just might be the ray of light that the world is looking for.
Smile On with Love!