Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.(Philippians 4:8)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Superpower you say??

I'm an optimist.  I'm someone who believes good about people ... first, second, and last until proven otherwise. I love whimsical because it makes me smile.  I've always picked out and given the "funny and sweet" cards to people ... yes, I still like to purchase and send cards to people just because I think it might bring a smile to someone's face ... I like to share a smile with people for no reason ... beyond making them think I'm up to no good or that I hold a cherished secret ... I do what I can to bring a smile to anyone I encounter, whether with a smile, a sincere compliment, lending a hand when needed, or giving what I can of myself when I think it might be helpful ... sometimes when it is even not helpful {grin} ...

So for this challenging blog hop, in having to chose a superpower ... I say it is the smile God put in my heart and I joyfully share it with anyone I can.

Recently, a young man at the elementary school I sometimes sub at for noon-duty asked me, "Are you a joke?" ... "What?" said I, having no clue to what this young fourth grader could possibly mean.  He says "You smile all the time .... "  "Well...." at which time I promptly tried very hard to not smile at him and made him laugh.  

I'm told when I was an infant and sick in the hospital for several days, so much so that the doctors told my mother that if I survived, I would more than likely be mentally disabled,
--- Yes, the ruling is still out on that one some 45 years later --
 ... it is said  the whole time I was ill, I had a smile on my face.

In fact, the song I am named after has these words ...
....
Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
.... "Windy" by the Associations

So today I share with you Smile in My Heart ...

I created this small wall hanging in bright and cheery colors from Deb Strain's Fresh Flowers line of fabric as it brings me joy to add to the smile in my heart ... 


The design of the heart is mine ...
What surrounds it is inspired by
Jenny of Elefanz and Cinderberry Stitches
Check these wonderfully creative ladies out ...
I promise it'll be worth the visit!!

Thank you for allowing me to share what I believe is my superpower ...  Please be sure to visit my fellow bloggers that share their superpowers with us today ...
 as I am sure they will be bringing us lots to smile at!

MONDAY APRIL 14

I give my thank yous to Pauline of Quilt n Queen who has been a super hop leader.  I also thank Madame Samm who devotes so very much of her time and energy to help bring a smile to so many of us with her creativity and inspiration.  And  ...

I thank YOU for stopping in for a visit with me today!!


Me :)