Monday, March 19, 2012

Gathered Thoughts Linky Party {Smile}

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I'm so excited to be participating in the Love Feast Tables
linky party called Gathered Thoughts.

I replied to a post and was chosen to receive 10 quote cards from one of these fabulous boxes. It's filled 365 Gathered Thoughts printed on handcrafted paper. Each quote or thought comes from different people around the world. Use this box to start conversation around the table or to inspire your day.

Quote cards bundled up

Here are the cards I received

I emailed and messaged a few friends who might like to participate and write a post about the quote card they received from me.  I sent cards on to 

Jeanette with Sweet Jeanette
Ann-Margaret with Ann -Margarets Visions
Lauren with The Elephants Trunk

Please visit their blogs to read the quote they received from me and their "Gathered Thoughts"

I chose the quote below from the 10 cards mailed to me:

"Because of your smile, 
you make life more beautiful."
~Thich Nhat Hanh



Form one's features into a pleased, kind, or amused expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up: "smiling faces".
Such a small gesture which can change a persons day, both friends and even a strangers.  So often we are deep in thought and that shows on our faces.  When you make eye contact with someone who is deep in thought I imagine they might be caught off guard at a smiling face in front of them.  It's similar to a compliment from a stranger about something your wearing or maybe they like your hair.  This happens to me all the time.  I get stopped weekly, "Your hair is so cute where do you have it cut?"  The gal who cuts my hair loves me with all her new clients coming in.  Even though this is a regular occurrence it does make me smile. 

I challenge you to pick a day and while you are out and about make eye contact with three strangers and smile, a real smile and maybe even say Hi!  See what happens, it might be contagious and they might share a smile with someone else too, making life more beautiful!

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Thank you Chris Ann and Kristin

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LoveFeast Table said...

Love it! The simplest of gestures can be a day maker! Thank you for the reminder! :)

Thank you for hosting in our Gathered Thoughts Link Party!!

Chris Ann & Kristin

Katherines Corner said...

What a lovely idea. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I love a good challenge...and it's so funny to think how hard this one might be for so many. I often get so busy that I rush through day without really paying attention how I pass people. Today I'm going to be intentional...thanks for this!

Samantha said...

Smiles are the best!

And I love giving and receiving them.

Thanks for brightening up my day!


LutherLiz said...

This post makes me smile! :)

laura @ hollywood housewife said...

I know the power of a smile. It really can make the difference in someone's day!

(visiting from Love Feast linky - thank you for sharing!)