Suddenly Smiling

Hi there friends! So today I was walking down the halls of school, just dwaddling on my way trying to get to my class on time. I was excited for school to be over, even though I was prepared to have another night of after school activities. However, I was looking forward to these activities because I chose to sign up for them so I don’t know why I had any feelings of not wanting to go.

At the same time I was walking down the hall I probably had school work, my hunger, and the fact that I had to go to the restroom all on my mind. I tried looking at the positives, to stay stress free, but it was difficult, I’ll admit.

Then suddenly this thought came into my mind. Maybe it was the bright sky shining through the giant windows that gave me a happy smile, or maybe the fact that I realized I love my next classes and what I have to do after school. For some reason, my mind let me acknowledge all the good things I have to look forward to. It put my dread of going to this then that to ease. I know what I sign up for, is my choice. I do what I want to do because I WANT TO.  I decide what I am going to do and not my friends, not my cousins, not my favorite teachers, not the people walking around the park, not even my little dog.  (yeah, he probably wouldn’t do much, he’d just bark a bit, then bark some more) will force me into something I don’t think is right.

The point is, I don’t want you to feel stressed to go out an do anything you don’t fully love. I have been apart of various clubs or made plans that I don’t really want to do with all my heart. You know what happens then? I feel upset and angry that I put something else on my schedule that takes away time from what I really enjoy.

Walking to choir made me smile, because a light shined bright on all my negative thoughts about constant commitments and multiple activities. I thought about what I was looking forward to and overall I become more cheerful for the rest of the day. Do what you love to do, be apart of the things you love, because you will have more smiles. Do the right thing. You like theatre? Do theatre. You don’t like theatre? Don’t make yourself.

Be happy. Smile. (please!) 🙂

I love this verse (following this paragraph) because it to talks about love. We may not always agree with someone on something (like what activities we should be apart of in school), but we don’t have to hate them for it. It reminds me of what I talked about earlier. I may think I should join the cast of a musical and someone else may say it isn’t good for me at the moment. Instead of focusing anger on that person for not seeing it my way, I can try and see from their point of view. They have their opinions, I have mine. Some people like being on stage. Some people like being backstage. We all are different, but we all can still love one another. It isn’t hard at all. God wants us to love each other. Let’s spread the love!

Romans 13:8  Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

-Molly Marie 🙂

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