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Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Happy Heart


I was in my car recently when something on the radio caught my attention. The disc jockeys were reading cute things that kids had said. One of them was about a little 4 year old boy, who was talking to his Mom. She was telling him how much she loved him and asked him if he knew what that meant. He said he thought he did and said he loved her too, because when she was home, it made his heart happy!
I thought that was a pretty cute explanation, but it also made me think about the way we make the people around us feel. Do we make their hearts happy with the way we act? Does the way we do our jobs bring a smile to our co-workers faces? Do we add joy to the lives of our families or do we take away their smiles? And - does our own happy heart show on our face?

"A joyful heart makes a cheerful face." Proverbs 15:13

19 comments:

Nancy said...

You are so right, a smile and gentle touch, a word of encouragement can make someones day so much brighter.

Crown of Beauty said...

I just love this post, Mari.

We just love to be around people who make us feel good, loved, and accepted...

This post makes me look inside my heart...and your thought provoking questions really made me think!

Love
Lidj

Pat said...

reading your blog always makes my heart happy!

Connie said...

Good thoughts...... makes one look inside one self. A good thing to do.

jenniferw said...

Aw. I know little kids' hearts hurt when their mommies aren't with them. My heart used to sink when my mom went to work, or wasn't home yet when we got home from school. Our decisions and our actions, no matter how seemingly inconsequential, do matter! More than we'll ever know.

Kat said...

Great post Mari. I'm quiet sure you make lots of people happy, including me.

Hugs,
Kat

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Yes indeed....the way we make our surroundings is purely the way we live our lives. And your Biblical quote is perfect for the day's beginning.

Brooke said...

as i sat here grumpy on a monday morning, i totally needed to read this!! :) thanks.

Brenda said...

Great post for a Monday morning! Being happy is a choice I choose to make.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Just what I needed today~ thanks for the smile :-)

Raise Them Up said...

Great thoughts! I like your question, "Do we add joy to the lives of our families or do we take away their smiles?"

Nezzy said...

Wonderful thoughts to ponder. It makes me so happy to see my grandkiddos face light up when I walk into a room. Life is just not life without joy and a happy heart! :o)

Ya'll have a fantastic summer day!

Kim said...

Good reminder :) Makes me think of that saying "Turn that frown upside down!"

Betty said...

So true Mari! Too often we forget to show our happy faces and be a "light" for other people.

Butterfly Works said...

What an encouraging post...made me stop and think.....That was such a cute story....we should aim for eveyone to say that about us....

Shell in your Pocket said...

Great reminder-

We are going to Lake Huron...near Tawas....

Hoping for good weather and maybe good fish and not confetti pancakes...hee hee

Take care my bloggy friend!
sandy toe

Karin said...

Needed to be reminded of that today! I know how my heart feels when someone 'makes it happy' just by being who they are - but whether my joyful disposition also contributes to give others a happy heart is still something I need to work on.

Cherdecor said...

I remember when I was a child, I was always happy when mom was home so I identified with that little boy.

I know that you make the people around you feel special and I think that adds to your being a great nurse! You are very kind and caring.

"D" said...

this is something to ponder! it's hard to have a happy heart when everything seems to be crashing around you while you are standing in quick sand though.