I recently talked to an old friend of mine from grade school. We weren’t just friends, we were BEST FRIENDS. You know the kind I’m talking about. Sleepovers, dressing alike, secrets, everything. We went our separate ways during high school and after and only recently have we been in touch with each other.
She is also a blogger and I am so very excited to start following her new blog when she gets it up and running. During our conversation, she happened to call me Smiley Martin, a name I haven’t heard in a very long time.
I have a hard time remembering, but apparently I was a very happy child. Our P.E. coach gave me the nickname of Smiley Martin and it stuck.
During the dark time I had, I completely forgot about it until she called me that. It makes me happy to remember that. I feel like I am finally starting to become my old (young) self, just…improved, and matured (only a little).
A smile is contagious, so why would you not want to smile?
Smile for no reason, and give someone else a reason to smile.
It feels so good, so very good to smile. Even if I’m having a bad day, if I can just smile it gets a little better.
I am so grateful to that old friend for reminding me of that.
So thank you.
-Smiley Martin 🙂