“He put his heart into his smile.”
Do we as people put our hearts into doing things for others? In the quote above the boy saw his friend was sad so he put his heart into the smile he gave him as a signal that he understood how his friend felt. War was looming, the two boys were just kids thrust onto the battlefield, and the one chose to comfort the other with a whole hearted smile. When we make supper for a relative because they are bed ridden, do we put our hearts into it? When we play with a child who has no friends and lives with their grandparents who can’t do outdoor games with them, do we do it with a begrudge feeling, or do we try to make the best of it?
When it is late and we have had a long day, do we put joy into our worship of God?
Do we put our hearts into our smiles?
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I am a young woman who grew up in British Columbia. In BC was all I ever wanted; I had my poodle (Max) and all my friends, Saturdays at the Vancouver Aquarium and Sunday afternoons at one of my favorite beaches it was paradise. But God had a different plan for my life and my dad's job landed us in Alberta and now where I remain, in small town Souris Manitoba. The transitions from paradise to prairie were difficult and I will admit that now 10 years later I still refer to home as Abbotsford BC. Through this crazy pathway trek across Canada I have had one true constant, God; and though none of it was easy, everything that has happened in my life has formed in me a true lasting friendship with the one I call Immanuel. Because no matter how far from home we are God is with us, and thanks to God I have found an almost completely over looked beauty in Manitoba. If you open your eyes you will see that God has planted wondrous things everywhere you go.
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