I’m like a cheese factory #reverb10

December 8
Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
(Author: Karen Walrond)

This feels really narcissistic. And after yesterday’s post, I’m not sure I feel comfortable getting all “Marie sure is awesome because…” up in here.

But if you insist.

I think a big way that I’m different is that I smile a lot. I’m one of those people that really believes that all this world needs is a little more smiling and I’m doing my best to produce.

I don’t think it’s that different from most people, but it is different from younger Marie. My mom would probably describe me as a depressed little kid. I know, right? I can’t imagine it either. I like to think of it more as brooding artist, but that’s besides the point.

I can remember being that brooding little kid who thought you should only smile when you absolutely had to or felt it. Smiling was reserved for special occasions, and I was quite the scrooge with the smiles.

Eventually I became different. I smiled just because. And I smiled when I didn’t feel like it because I knew that even if I didn’t feel like smiling when I started didn’t mean I wouldn’t feel like it sooner or later.

I became a smiler and that was beautifully different for me.

2 thoughts on “I’m like a cheese factory #reverb10

  1. Secret Agent "CT" says:

    This reminds me of my grandmother. See smiles all the time. Every so often, I have caught her not smiling for a second. It’s like she all of sudden realizes that she has forgotten her smile. Then like magic, the smiles back. It’s kind of funny, but always put a smile on my face. 🙂

    I read something when I was a teenager that said something about being a happier person. It said just compliment 3 different people everyday. I have tried to do that ever since. It really does make the person you compliment happy (at least, I think they are a little happier), but you feel good too. It also makes me look for good traits or things about someone. You should try it. 🙂

    • Marie says:

      Oh, I love the story of your grandmother. That’s what I want to be like when I’m older. And that is such good advice about 3 compliments! When I think about it, that’s a big reason that I like being around you, you’re always saying nice things. And smiling! That’s why we’re friends :p

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