Tuesday, May 18, 2010
smile baby smile
the morning I wake up...before I put on my make up...know where this going? Yes, I am obsessed with Julia Roberts. When she was a few years older than me, she stared in Pretty Woman. How is that possible? You wanna know what I love about her? Her smile. Cliche, I know, but to those of us with big, beautiful, curvaceous teeth who want to show them off every now and again, she gave us the lips and the inspiration. So, topic of the day and just of my mind right now...SMILES. Lets give them a little attention, shall we? As women, there are so many different types of smiles we learn about, via movies and teenage books that we still occasionally read and bawl over, that will seduce a man, get you what you want, appear cutesy and innocent, etc. I think that smiling is one of the most important things anyone can do in their day. Example: When I get really hungry, I get irritable. Not just annoying, but flat out vindictive- today, I was buying a new pair of jean shorts, and my mom and sister and basically the whole family clan plus extra 8th grade mini mes were in tow at Dillards. I had eaten one bagel today...in the morning...and then was working all day long and could only manage a few peanut M&Ms. Needless to say, I started snapping like a turtle at everyone, even though my mom was buying my clothes! Roo. So, lesson to be learned (talking to myself), this cannot happen. Whenever you feel stretched thin, like the thread of your life is a quivering tightrope and your calves are sooo close to giving out and letting you fall below, smile. It'll win you more friends, more connections, more opportunities than any other trick up the sleeve.
"Love is rarely to be found in extravagant gestures. It is most revealed in a quiet word or a gentle smile." ~Stuart and Linda MacFarlane
"smile (n.) the shortest distance between two people."
"A good laugh is sunshine in a house." ~William Thackeray
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." ~Mark Twain
Now, I will attempt to engage technology in combat while I figure out how to post pictures/doodads in the middle of posts...be on the lookout for results.