Today I received a call from someone I had not heard from in quite some time. I immediately recognized her voice (as the caller ID did not give her identity away), warmly smiled, cheerfully said “hello” and was immediately into a full-fledged conversation. Catching up briefly as we then addressed the purpose of the call, I found that my day had an additional highlight to it.
I realize that to some, a phone call might be more of a distraction, as there are some that definitely are. Yet, when you pick up the phone and warmth filters through, hearing from someone you love, it adds a heightened dimension to one’s day.
After our brief conversation was over, I found myself with more of a bounce in my step while I continued the task at which I was previously attending. And although I was having a great day, enjoying what I had been busy doing along with the things I still had left to do (taxes, spreadsheet analysis, paperwork and more…yes, tell me you’re jealous), my day was gifted with a magical spark.
In reflection I am reminded at how a smile and a kind heart, even on the phone, can impact our day as well as others. When we smile we automatically produce a joyful energy that others are able to sense, it creates a trickle-down effect. Although I tend to be quite perky when my husband calls, he could tell that someone or something had caused a sparkle in my day, as I answered the phone during his lunch break.
“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” ~Washington Irving
May your heart and your smile be filled with sparkles and sunshine.