Smile and the world smiles back at you.
You know how I used to think that such sayings were true and to a certain extent it was. Most of the time, smiling at someone (known or stranger for that matter) normally generates a smile in return as a reply.
It does not really seem to work and sometimes I wonder if smiling is more of a chore than a reaction to some people. It seems the problems have been multiplied, headaches have been amplified, and stress levels have been intensified. I've found it a bit hard finding my feet since year 2009 started as well. However, I've been blessed with joy and I smile even when I don't feel like it (and no, its not pessimism or sarcasm).
There are times where the outward smile betrays the inward agony that circles around. I still thank God that though times are bad, and I'm not short of my own problems, I still smile. Knowing the fact that He holds tomorrow in His hands makes it all the more easier to smile regardless of the circumstances.
Things around me have been happening so fast sometimes that I fail to play catch. Yet I have to keep reminding myself to take things at my own pace and to place my trust in the Author and the Finisher of my faith. As for the future, year 2009 looks bright...