Today I am thankful to be able to smile. I can remember a time when it wasn't easy to do. Something that we are all born with the ability to do, became extremely difficult for me. Babies innately smile after a few months after birth, just for the sake of smiling because they have no clue what this life has in store for them. Once a person gets older, the reality that a smile is tied to an emotion based on a current situation becomes the new reasoning. Smiling at someone is as easy as saying hello and just as powerful. It's a pleasantry that doesn't cost a thing. It's amazing to witness someone smile during their time of intense pain. It takes extreme courage and unwavering faith in God to believe that no matter the circumstance, everything will be alright. When our backs are up against the wall, we automatically frown. We worry when our problems seem insurmountable. Many times the way we feel will show through our facial expression. I can remember when my mom was nearing the end of life, she still mustered up the strength to smile. No matter how her illness had altered her physical state, the peace that she obviously had as well as the faith in knowing that she was going to be just fine was unbelievable. Her smile was a part of our unspoken language. It was her gracious way of saying goodbye as she peacefully went on to be with the Lord. What I learned from this is the next time you feel weighted down by problems that are beyond your ability, just know that God's got it and there's nothing too hard for Him!!!!