Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Power of a Smile

BUZZZZ! The yelling of my alarm clock wakes me up at 6 o’clock in the morning. I just fell asleep, I thought to myself as I frantically reached for my phone to shut off the obnoxious noise. My eyes were heavy and my body was still half asleep. My uncombed hair was a great indicator that my sleep was a little rough last night, as it was jutting out in all directions due to the rolling around I was doing in attempt to get comfortable. The million things on my mind must have had something to do with my struggle to relax. It was definitely effecting my morning because it took me twice the amount of time to get ready than normal. The struggle to pick out an outfit was ridiculous. I couldn’t make a decision to save my life. Finally I grabbed some pants and a shirt and called it good. I jumped once I took a looked in the mirror. The bags under my eyes were uncoverable. It was time to head out the door. I had to go to class like this?! I was a complete mess. How was I going to get myself together before the students saw me? I tried thinking of solutions to this problem. Then it hit me! The one thing I forgot to do this morning was smile. I began to allow myself to smile and things instantly changed. My face lit up and my attitude had changed. My day was flipped from upside down to right side up just through the power of a smile.


  1. I really enjoy reading your posts! A smile is the best. Look at the mirror and smile to yourself when you are having a bad day and I absolutely tell you, I will make your day better. :)

  2. What a great lesson! I think I need to remember to smile tomorrow morning (no matter what the weather is like)! Thanks for being a teacher today!