What Makes My Heart Smile

Back in  my college days, one of my friends tried to make me out to be the “bitch” of the group. So maybe the filter on my mouth isn’t there sometimes, maybe I like to be sarcastic and joke around. I rarely ever did anything that would actually hurt someone’s feelings though. My mom taught me right, if you don’t have anything nice to say then you shouldn’t say anything at all.

Any who I had recently broken up with someone, and I might have been a little pessimistic about boys and love, noting major. She would go around telling people I didn’t have a soul. Then one night we were at one of our friends apartments and we decided to watch The Notebook. She said that if I cried during The Notebook, it was proof that I did in fact have a soul. Well, of course I cried…I am not a cold hearted bitch! Gosh! Not saying that you are one if you don’t get teary eyed watching a movie about a fake life. I cry at those darn commercials with the hurt abandoned dogs too.

My point of all this is…there are little things in life that always make my heart smile. Sweet old couples is one of them. I saw the sweetest couple at Target a few weeks ago. They were both in wheel chairs, and they raced each other out of the store and down the side walk, then joined back together and wheeled themselves along side each other the whole way down the side walk. It just made my heart smile.

There is nothing like seeing a dog in the car with the window opened and its ears flapping in the wind. The look of freedom and pride on his face. How excited he is to be getting a ride in a car. He makes it look like this is the best that life is going to get. So excited. So happy. This…this makes my heart smile.

Every time I hear one of my nieces or nephews laughing hysterically…my heart smiles. There is nothing like a little kids laugh to warm your heart.

Kindness. I love when I am in a store and I see a stranger being kind and helping another stranger out. A random cashier telling me my outfit is cute or they love my purse. Someone holding the door for you as you enter a store instead of letting it slam in your face. When I am in traffic and a stranger lets me over and waves to me. Or when you are driving down the road and someone flashes their lights to warn you of a cop.
When my husband grabs my hand in the car for a minutes for no reason other than to be sweet. 🙂

These are the things that make my heart smile.

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  • Reply Ashley August 6, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Aw, all these things make my heart smile too. Random hand holding with the husband while driving in the car is the best 🙂

  • Reply SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph August 6, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Love it!

    Dogs in cars always make me laugh.

  • Reply Helene August 6, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    haha yes! dogs in the car are the absolute best.

  • Reply jackie jade August 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    aww cute! being a little sarcastic definitely doesn’t mean someone is cold-hearted haha, so crazy. and i loooove seeing doggies with their heads out the window – so cute!
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  • Reply Robin August 7, 2013 at 3:27 am

    What a sweet post. More people should stop and appreciate little things…it sounds like a cliche but people really need to do it more often.

    I have had dating disappointments in the past and I was once bitter myself. I still think your friend was unfair in trying to make you “the bitch”, though.

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