When moms write me struggling with daily family life, I often give them a beginning project. I ask them to smile more—smile at their children and smile at their husbands. Smiling is simple, and it communicates to the mom’s heart and to the hearts of her family.
If life is difficult perhaps because of attitudes, time pressure, lack of cooperation, hurtful words—faces become stiff, withdrawn, intense, and determined. A smile softens the face, communicates love and acceptance, and brings a measure of joy to Mom’s heart and to her family.
Whether life is rough for you or not, why don’t you try the smile experiment, and let us know what happens?
Trusting in Jesus,
“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD,
and whose hope the LORD is” (Jeremiah 17:7).