Laughing and Smiling, as we should be...

My daughter is the child you see that is always laughing and smiling. She is the child that draws people towards her without speaking. There is joy in her eyes and I want to siphon a bit of it off and plant it in my heart. Just yesterday we were once again out in public and a group of older people stopped me to ask about her and tell me she is so happy and joyful. Of course I believe she is amazing but I am always thrilled when someone else shares my same sentiment. Jonny and I are VERY introverted. I have always tended to be the person that crawls into a corner at a party and watches the room instead of being the person walking around talking to people and thats if I even get myself to go to the party. We like to sit quietly and we have a small core group of friends. This will not be the case for my daughter. She says hi to each and every person that comes into the view. We will be at a restaurant and her communication with the wait staff, hostess, or manager will eventually have a crowd gathered around talking to her while Jonny and I sit back thinking "Whoa! How did we have such an extroverted child?" So I've started thinking...One day when she sees the Lord and chooses to live a life that glorifies Him she will be like a little lighthouse. I want His glory/joy/love/gospel to shine throughout my life to the point where people are drawn to it. I've started wondering what it is people are seeing from me instead of that joy, a grumpy "I had to get up too early today" face, or a body position that says "I'm uncomfortable cause I'm shy." I have no excuse. I have a Savior that came and died so that I can have this life of rescue that I wake up with every day. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says 16-18 Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.

If we did this then imagine how the world would respond...maybe a bit like the group of people yesterday that stopped me about my daughter...

This is just a taste of her daily cuteness... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=712h54fLdJw&hl=en&fs=1]


Posted on May 7, 2010 and filed under Anything and Everything.