365 Reasons to Smile – Day 19
During a camping trip last summer, my daughter and her friends were getting short-tempered and irritated with each other.
Instead of telling them to get along, I told them to lie down on the grass and look up at the sky.
The other girls looked at me like I was crazy, but my daughter knew what to do.
She started describing what shapes she saw in the clouds. The other girls soon caught on, and their irritation was replaced with excitement and giggles.
You simply can’t be angry or stressed when you are using your imagination.
And knowing that stress relief trick always makes me smile.
Day 19: Summer Clouds
Day 18: Bartholomew Cubbin’s Victory
Day 17: A Royal Birth Day 16: Creative Kids
Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity
Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter Day 12: Round Bales of Hay
Day 11: Water Fountains for Dogs Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial
Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember
Day 7: Finding the missing sock Day 6: Children’s books that teach life-long lessons
Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment Day 4: Jumping in Puddles
Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill Day 2: Old Photographs