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The Musings of a Stubborn Believer

The Weight of a Smile

Ask any one of my best friends. They’ll all tell you the same thing…

I love smiles.

In other words, I don’t take them for granted. Smile once when I really need one, and I’ll never, never forget.
I imagine I’m not the only one…

I was just reading today in Christ’s Object Lessons, and I landed on the power of the smile… Did you know that “Kindly affections, [&] generous impulses…are precious talents, and lay their possessor under a weighty responsibility.”?? “All are to be used in God’s service.”*

Kindly affections and generous impulses?? Hmmm… And they’re not just to be distributed to those we know and love. For “the love that gives kindness to only a few is not love, but selfishness.”*

I don’t know about you, but I live in a world that’s starving for kindness.

Don’t let God ever hear you say your talents are small… If you have a smile, you have a weighty responsibility.

Remember that, and smile at a stranger today…

*(COL 352)


  1. So true and I think that even when you smile at someone who needed it and you realize how much joy you brought that person, it stays in your memory probably almost as much as it does when you needed a smile and got it.

    I remember walking in a store and this old lady in a wheel chair looked so sad and I just smiled at her and her face just brightened up like sunbeam. It made me happy to know I had just made someone else happy too, even if it was by just a smile. 🙂

  2. Right, Elyssa! It is more blessed to give than to receive… 🙂

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