A Wink and a Smile

April 2, 2009
I’m of the attitude that our joyful faces can change the days of the people in our lives.
There it is!

There it is!

Within the last few weeks a wonderful thing has happened at the Hall house–Coleman has begun the beginnings of a smile. It’s amazing the powerful emotions of joy his tiny upturned lips will bring to my heart.

We’re not talking about a full on smile. Were barely talking about a grin. Sometimes you have to look hard to see it, but it’s there. What makes it powerful though, is that it’s real. It’s more than the little responses he used to give because of gas, this is him actually responding and exchanging emotions.

Every time I see his little smile my heart soars. His little response can change my whole day. The changes in his face chase away frustration and bring a wonderful serenity.

But, I’m a believer that smiles can do that. I’m of the attitude that just like Cole’s tiny grin can monumentally change my day, so to our joyful faces can change the days of the people in our lives. As we come in contact with people we can lift their spirits the same way Cole lifts mine with nothing more than a little show of happiness.

In today’s world people see so much around them that is depressing and sad. Often times all they need to chase away the doom and gloom is the evidence of something beautiful and happy. Your smile can be that evidence. Your smile can chase away the darkness and bring on the sun.

Try it today. Remember Cole’s example and work to smile more. But don’t just keep the smile to yourself, be open with your joy, be willing to share your smile. For sometimes, the difference in someone’s day can be little more than a wink and a smile.


There it is again!

There it is again!


  1. Those photos are soooo precious!!

  2. That bottom shot needs a caption.

    “Sing it with me now, Cole — Goes to visit his mommy, She feeds him well his concerns,
    He forgets them, And remembers being small
    Playing under the table and dreaming…”

  3. Smiling is good, baby ones are wonderful

  4. How wonderful. I can’t wait to see a picture of his full blown smile when it comes. I’m so enjoying your blog and watching Cole grow.

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