A Contagious Smile

I am suffering from a chronic condition, sinusitis. The pressure in my head for more than two months has been intense. I just finished my third round of antibiotics. Both the sickness and the cure are wearing me out with fatigue. The effect on my mood has been obvious.

Yesterday we visited a young girl, a friend of my eight-year-old daughter, who is also suffering. She has kidney stones, rare for someone so young, and has undergone surgery and anticipates another one. The effect on her mood was indistinguishable from the normal happy child she is.Smiling the snow

Her expressions in the midst of her pain and discomfort were the opposite of what I would anticipate. She grinned the whole time we visited. Not only that, her smile was contagious.

We were all grinning with her—seeing the upbeat prospects for her recovery and feeling relief that we have modern technology to help her.

Our visit left me with a desire to smile more often.

Check out my challenge tomorrow with my first “Try-It-With-Me Tuesday.”

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1 Comment

  1. Minna Dyer
    Feb 25, 2008

    Children always have a way of putting things in perspective.

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