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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

When Lexi Smiles....

When you're smiling, when you're smiling
The whole world smiles with you
When you're laughing, when you're laughing
The sun comes shining through ~ Louis Armstrong

One of my greatest "pick me ups" is sitting at a red light, and looking in the review mirror, and seeing Lexi sitting in the back of my Subaru, looking out the back window, and smiling at the people in the cars behind her... and seeing them smile back.

Some people are harder to crack than others.  Some are consumed in their own world, running their to-do lists in their heads, perhaps they are sending a text message or email at the red light (a no-no... ) or perhaps they have the weight of the world on their shoulders as they drive from point A, to point B.... but eventually -it might take 2 or 3 red lights to get them... but Lexi always wins.  They look up... notice the white dog staring intently at them, and even though I can't see Lexi's facial expression, I can tell by the way her ears flip up, then down, then up again... she flashes them that award winning smile.  Some people laugh out loud and tap their passengers to make sure they see her.  Some smile slowly, their eyes brighten, and there they are... right where Lexi wants them... in the present moment... smiling with her.  Life is grand - why wouldn't you smile at it?

I've been playing Lexi's smile game the last few days - it's a glorious game, and we all win.  Won't you play too?

Paradise is Here, Paradise is Now.... Paradise is smiling at the world... and getting them to smile with you.

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