We all need to take time to smile. There is an old proverb that says "if you see a friend without a smile; give him one of yours". A smile can have many different purposes. It can show happiness, It can show love, it can even be sexy. Peter Andre said "all you need to do to be a bit sexier is to smile once in a while". A smile is one of the best ways to promote peace. It lets the person you smile at know that you harbor no hatred towards them. The Bible tells us in James 3:18, "people who work for peace in a peaceful way plant a harvest of righteousness".
The January 24th post is my submission. I thought I would post it here also.
This is a photo of a good friend of mine. He is best known as Buckaroo. He always makes me smile. Buckaroo does a lot of very serious work and is all about helping his fellowman, but he never lets serious things keep him from having a good time. I guarantee that if you hang out with Buckaroo, you will smile.
This photo was taken on a cruise. The cruise photographer would go around from table to table with this guy dressed as a pirate. He would put his plastic sword to your throat, and then the photographer would take your picture. When he got to Buckaroo, well you can see what happened. Everyone at the table smiled.
1. Something about yourself, your career, your websites and or blogs - I am a auto body repairman who specializes in Auto glass. I am married to the best girl on the planet. We have been married for 33 years. I have two wonderful children and two more than wonderful grand-daughters. For the last 28 years I have lived in the Ouachita Mountains of Western Arkansas. My blog is An Arkies Musings
2. What is happening in you life to make you smile - My grand-daughters make me smile. They get a lot of blog time on my blog. Autumn turned 3 and Rebekah turned 1 last October.
3. What makes you smile and why - Just being with family and friends makes me smile. When we get together we have fun. My friend in the photo is known as Buckaroo, and he always makes me smile.
4. How you make time for a smile in your life -Whenever I possibly can I take a trip to see my grand-daughters. Even when doing serious things, I like to keep a smile on my face and not let things get to serious. One of my favorite “serious things” I like to do is help with Relay For Life. I have a blog of my Relay activities called Polk County Relay For Life.
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I was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while my parents were attending Madison College. I grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, I married my sweetheart, Regina. We lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.
I love the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life here. I have owned and operated my own business since moving to Mena. I enjoy the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors.
My newspaper column in The Mena Star, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016. In March 2017, I published my first book, titled The Little Things - Devotionals from a small town, using articles from the column. I published the second book in the Devotionals from a small town series, titled In the Fog, in December 2017.