Kids are so smart. Their outlook on life is so genuine and uneffected. You would be suprised how often my young nieces and nephews say something that really resonates with me and gives me just the motivation or direction I needed at the time.
This weekend my niece Isabella got her ears pierced. She is 9, this is a big deal. I was so excited for her! My sister sent me this picture after it was all done.
When I asked if it hurt, Isabella said "I just smiled really big, so I wouldn't cry." Wow. This seems so simple, but it really is such a positive outlook and great idea. Just since hearing this on Saturday, I have already implemented this in my own life multiple times. And it really does work. It really is hard to cry when you are smiling too big.
And then there is this little gem of advice from my four year old niece. It also, is very true and something we should all make sure to keep in mind...
I may be biased, but I think I have some pretty smart little girls here. So, if you are having a rough day or think you may cry, just smile really big instead.
Oh, and don't forget to wear underwear to church.