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What a difference a smile makes!

June 11, 2009

That ‘winning smile’; Micah sporting a blueberry nappy…now that HAS to convince you a little more to use cloth, how cute is that cloth bottom??!

We took the bus into town today to visit our local art gallery who have a great exhibit on at the moment about China (ancient and modern); we’ve just started a project on China and this hands-on experience for the children was fantastic!

The bus is always a fun experience which Nyah and Joel opt for if we’re going into town; they love people watching…which results in some great conversation and learning opportunities!

We always talk before heading out how we are to be a blessing to those we meet, smile, say hello, be helpful etc. We generally get ‘looks’ or comments due to our children ‘not being in school‘ or simply because I’m carrying my baby in a sling; but more often than not those comments are positive and heart warming.

Today I was so aware of the affect my little Micah was having on people, not only because he was snuggled up to Mama in a Kozy carrier but that he was smiling and waving at everyone around him! Such a joy!

On the bus coming home we were sat near a man who was obviously coming home from a tough day at work, he had work boots on, a dirty face, dirty hands and looked really tired…Micah chose him! He fixed his gaze on this one man, then started to wave, then smile; this went on for a while – the man shuffled in his seat, looked away, played with his phone, until eventually he couldn’t resist! It was a picture; this tough looking guy on his way home from work waving and smiling back at a little baby boy – Micah was successful in his mission!!

I later thought about this Proverb:

“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” (Prov 15:13)

I wonder what God did in that mans heart today?

We should never belittle how and when God can use our children and their beautiful spirits to make a difference in peoples lives.

Blessed Mama; today I pray that your family would be a beacon of light where you live and where you travel, may your children bring joy to not only you but to those around you.

May their laughter heal strangers hearts
May their precious faces point others to Jesus

Trust you’ve had a great day!


A little lady milestone: tonight Nyah asked me to teach her how to put her hair in a towel like I do after washing it!! A VERY important lesson in a womans life 🙂
4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2009 2:50 pm

    I agree – very important!! :0)

  2. June 12, 2009 3:21 pm

    Just found your blog. I love the topics you write about. Family is so important. It is so refreshing to see somebody who is so open with their love for God. Thank you for reminding me how blessed I am to be a mother and a wife. I especially like the music playing in the background. Sarah in Sanford, NC, USA

  3. June 12, 2009 8:46 pm

    i loved reading that, its so amazing what a smile can do, ive had 2 compliments about my family today at work,one girl who looks after jonah in my nursery said that it had been a tough day with babies been very tearful and hard work exept for jonah who had just smiled all day and was an absolute joy to be with and my boss said how when john rings me at work now and again hes the only one who ever asks how she is and sounds happy..its a testiment to god who is the centre of our family,it made me feel really proud! and like you say you never realise how it effects those around you!!great blog leah xx

  4. June 14, 2009 12:15 am

    LOVE Micah's new mission tactics! I think it helps that he is so incredibly cute!!! JOY JOY JOY! xx

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