If You Chance to Meet a Frown…… SMILE!

Day 29~

When I was a little girl, I learned a song about smiling when you’re feeling bad.  The words go like this:

If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay!  
Quickly turn it upside down and smile that frown away.
No one likes a frowny face, change it for a smile!  
Make the world a better place by smiling all the while

Isn’t that a great little lyric?  Good advice for anyone!  

Sometimes when we feel bad, we need to try and do things to cheer ourselves up.  It may not always work, but trying to think about happier things can help.  Learning to have a positive attitude about everything can make all the difference.  The lyrics to the Nat King Cole song, SMILE explains that pretty well.


Smile though your heart is achingif-you-dont-have-a-smile-ill-give-you-one-of-mine
Smile even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll see the sun come shining through for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile

And being happy can rub off on other people!  My husband has a great smile and he smiles a lot.  People are always telling me that they notice that he smiles a lot and seems to always be happy.  He is a pretty happy go lucky guy… and it rubs off.  Smiling at others can cheer them up too.

I’m grateful for smiles.  For others who smile at me and for my own smile.  I do try to share it and help lift others up!   How about you?  Who have you smiled at today?

I Am Grateful!  How Are You?


And of course…… when you smile, you’re Happy!  And minions always make me Smile!



The Better To Eat You With My Dear!

Day 3 ~

What would I do without my teeth?  Well… I’m sure I’d have false ones if I lost my own, but I’m grateful I have my own!

Having experienced loved ones who have dealt with dentures and really hated them…. I’m very grateful for my own teeth.  I don’t think I can really understand or relate to what it’s like to not be able to chew the way you used to with your own teeth, and to have to take them out and clean them daily and to experience ‘bitter beer face’ in the mirror…..  just a few of the inconveniences of dentures.

My Dad used to get a big kick out of taking out his dentures and teasing the Grandkids with his bitter beer face, and they loved it.  They thought he was pretty funny…. and funny looking.White-Teeth

Most people with dentures are not comfortable with others seeing them without their teeth, but a handful make it a game…. and that was my Dad.  For me, however…. I’m afraid I would be one who didn’t want others to see me that way.

My teeth my not be picture perfect, but they are very functional and do what they need to do and that’s something to be truly grateful for!  I’m grateful I’m able to chew my food enjoy the texture and taste (though taste is a whole other topic for gratitude!).  That’s part of the joy of eating… chewing our food.  (At least for people with their own teeth.)  They have also come in handy as scissors on occasion.  LOL  I’ve bitten off a few clothing tags in my day.

Taking bite out of a juicy apple would be hard to do without them!  And of course…. they make smiles much nicer to look at!  I’m grateful for them and have plans to always keep them!

I Am Grateful!  How Are You?