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Smile in prayer September 11, 2011

Posted by Samuel Snoek-Brown in Art, Smiley.
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"Smile in prayer." My own drawing, in Sharpie.

This blog project is supposed to be about injecting a little happiness into the world.  We do it because the world could always use a little more happiness, a few more reasons to smile.

Days like today — the 10th anniversary of truly horrifying terrorist attacks in the US — make it hard to smile, but they also remind us how important smiling can be.

Today, I offer only the simplest of smiley faces, a quiet, meditative sketch, a smile of the spirit.

But you have plenty more smiles to find:

Look to a friend or a loved one and find your smile there.

Remember the people you’ve lost, but remember them smiling.

Find your nearest emergency service person — a police officer, a fire fighter, a paramedic — and thank them, and see them smile in return.

Find others who serve and help us:  clergy, doctors, librarians, military personnel, postal workers, teachers, and so on.  Thank them, too.

Go outside and offer others your own smile.

Today is for remembering a lot of things, but we should never be forced to remember hatred or to dwell in sorrow.  And we should always remember the importance of spreading joy.

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1. Heather R - September 11, 2011

Well said my friend.

Samuel Snoek-Brown - September 12, 2011

Thank you, Heather. 🙂


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