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Choosing to Smile

Y’all I’m not even going to pretend that it has been a good week. Its been awful and painful and overwhelming. I cried myself to sleep at 7pm last night. Its just been that kind of week.




Today I am making a conscious decision to smile. Pain is still present and the craziness of work is still present but last night I realized that I have two choices. I can either let it defeat me or I can brush it off, pick myself back up, and choose to not let it get to me.


I ‘ve decided that negativity can be just as harmful to your health than any physical pain as if you’re not careful it can eat you alive. That is where I found myself last night and I don’t want to go there again.


This is a conversation that I know I need to repeat to myself every morning before my feet hit the floor. Every day I can make a choice.

Abby showing off her beauiful smile

 Who wants to smile with me today?

8 comments on “Choosing to Smile

  1. Mamie says:


  2. C.C. @ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, mamma, and fibromyalgia fighter says:


  3. Shari~Rain into Rainbows says:

    “I ‘ve decided that negativity can be just as harmful to your health than any physical pain as if you’re not careful it can eat you alive. ”

    This is so, so true, and so difficult to remember when you’re just hurting incredibly bad.

    And hard not to smile when you see little Miss Glamour smiling back atcha!

  4. Annabelle says:

    Sorry you’re having such a terrible week, and good for you for fighting the negativity. I hope it gets better for you soon.

  5. Psalm 37:23 New Living Translation (NLT)
    The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.

    I had a bad night as well. I cried just thinking about my next surgery. I am not ready for the recovery and I am not sure if it will even help. My husband and I prayed the Lord would direct each step along this journey. You are absolutely right about being positive. It helps in so many ways. I wish I could remember this every second, but I seem to forget. Your daughter is so beautiful! The picture made me smile! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Missy says:

    I’m sorry you are having a hard week. I cannot imagine having to live in constant pain. Your strength amazes and inspires me.
    BTW, your daughter is absolutely adorable and her smile is very contagious.
    Praying you get some relief.

  7. Jessica says:

    Feel better!!!


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